Oh ye of little faith, who laugh in my face when I share my “crazy” theories and ideas on where technology will take us. I caught this headline, Power Ideas: Military Develops ‘Cybug’ Spies, while trying to work today. If that’s not fodder for the imagination, I don’t know what is.
Immediately, images of the X-Files episode, War of Coprophages, flashed through my mind. (IMDB has a good bit of info on it also and you can watch a clip over at Amazon.) Well before I watched that 1996 episode, I always believed this sort of thing was actively taking place. Only, I can’t believe it’s to the tune of $12 million in research grants! That seems like a huge waste of resources.
Wouldn’t those funds be better used for research into curing disease? Famine? The energy crisis? I guess that’s why I don’t handle budgets for the government–my allocations would make too much sense and actually help civilization.
I won’t even touch upon how, yet again, humans are using another species to further their own selfish desires and curiosities. Hmm, I wonder how long you can push nature before she starts shoving back? I just hope I’m not here to find out the ultimate answer to that question.