insect spy drone

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by Quigley_Sharps, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member


    Joe’s Science Buzzkills, Episode “Mosquito MAV”
    Real or not real?

    More after the original post…
    Is this a mosquito? No. It’s an insect spy drone for urban areas, already in production, funded by the US Government. It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone. It can land on you, and it may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin. It can fly through an open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you take it in your home. Given their propensity to request macro-sized drones for surveillance, one is left with little doubt that police and military may look into these gadgets next.

    And for all you who automatically say “fake” because you don’t think your glorious government is funding this… do some research.

    Actual research paper
    Actual footage
    Another source
    And another
    Here’s a photo going around of a supposed micro aerial vehicle modeled after a mosquito, with various scary Big Brother-esque abilities such as taking DNA samples and installing RFID tags in your skin. It’s completely fake, although it’s a very nifty idea. I don’t mean to ruin your fun. I only bust these lies because I love you.
    But the original post says I should do some “research” before declaring it fake, so here’s some more info: Although there are RFID tags smaller than the head of a needle, that’s still be larger than the needle shown in this picture. Also, the “sources” listed are to press releases about a lab that takes high speed videos of butterfly flight, like the one I featured last week, and not referring to any “mosquito spybots”.
    The current smallest MAV is a recent DARPA project called The Hummingbird (video included at the link), thus named because it is the size and shape of a hummingbird. There’s lots of “artist’s interpretations” and such, like the one above, but wind instability of these tiny imaginary things that have never been built means that they will remain unbuilt for the near to distant future.
    So you and your precious bodily fluids are still safe from tiny robo-insect spy invaders. However, these awesome autonomous bots that play the James Bond theme all by themselves? Totally real, and totally awesome.

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  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Now that makes my skin crawl. wonder how far out before this one becomes reality ?
  3. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Makes me think it might become a federal offense to swat a fly
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  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    OH SHIT!!!!
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  5. Chizel21

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  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    well, as soon as they can figure out how to supply it ample power to buck the wind and travel a decent distance. make the motors more powerful, allow it to carry the payload, so it can have more fuel, so it can ...

    Hell, we will be colonizing mars first.

    They'd be better off making it terrestrial as opposed to aerial.
  7. scrapman21009

    scrapman21009 Chupacabra Hunter

    love the mini syringe where the mouth is[ROFL]

    all for a good conspiracy, but at least make it believable
  8. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    My grandson has a 4" helicopter that is remote controlled so don't laugh too hardily. If we have toys like that to play with who knows what "they" have to play with.
  9. goinpostal

    goinpostal Monkey+++

    I dont remember where,but read about remote controlled/cyborg roaches with implanted short rangeA/V,and micro processors.
    They are the bigger type(palmetto)roaches,and they can still fly short distances.
    Why build a mechanical bug,when nature provides ones that can be made/outfited to do the same thing with alot less tech$$.
    Roaches can survive almost every where terestrial.
    Makes less of a financial dent if some one stomps it.
    Easy to keep powered.
    Plenty of large insects to choose from.
    The bio-mechanical bugs can go places,the purely mechanical ones cant/wont go.
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  12. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Google has a nice sense of humour....a Google advertisement placed underneath the article about cockroach control was for....bedbug control.

    Now....if they could only develop a remotely control Pthirus pubi, then they may really be onto a frighteningly devastating weapon!!!!

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