Saturday, October 13, 2007

Its Right Outside Your Door ....

Just when you thought it was safe to walk the streets, Big Brother sticks another eye in the sky and your personal freedoms go out the window. this week reports are flooding in about new surveillance "dragonflies" being spotted during anti war protests in both New York and Washington. yep thats right .... robot dragonflies, small enough to fit on your finger tips, created by humans to watch the skys.

Vanessa Alarcon saw them while working at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month. "I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, look at those,' " the college senior from New York recalled. "I look up and I'm like, 'What the hell is that?' They looked kind of like dragonflies or little helicopters. But I mean, those are not insects."

No agency admits to having deployed insect-size spy drones. But a number of U.S. government and private entities acknowledge they are trying. Some federally funded teams are even growing live insects with computer chips in them, with the goal of mounting spyware on their bodies and controlling their flight muscles remotely. The CIA was among the first to tackle the problem. The "insectothopter", developed by the agency's Office of Research and Development 30 years ago. ..... what the hell are they up to now? and who funds this.

FULL ARTICLE: Washington Post


Cele said...

Very interesting..... but why aren't we worried about them? Bigger things get the news eh?

Diego said...

hmm yes
this is worrying indeed
and if they were tackling stuff like this 30 years ago whos to say what theyve got under their 'wings' now?! hehe pun intended

and the thing with the microchipped bugs is just insane
its not right
its like turning a human into a robot unwillfully

extremely clever none the less

i just wish they would put their brilliance into something more worth while!

SHAUN FOX said...

agreed all round, these things are just so ... "on the fringe" thats its hard to believe, only because this type of technology never gets to the media. ... just imagine what else we have stashed underground waiting to be unleashed.

if people paid more attention to the seriousness of these invasive "security measures and surveilence" developments, maybe this would be all over the news.

but they're making us watch the right hand, while the left does the work. you've also got to ask, what is it about human nature that makes us so mixed with good and evil. to create technology like this and bombs, yet build pacemakers and hearing aids.

lets hope the balance takes us further than we seem to be going. check out "The 11th Hour", and then try not feel like its all gone to hell already ...