The latest weapon of war won’t be Fido, or even Flipper.

It’s Mothra, the spying moth.

Called the HI Mems program, the bugs would be able to spy on you, controlled by a computer chip and maybe even carrying a GPS system to locate people, a microphone to listen, or a video camera to observe things. 

In a HI-MEMS world, cyborg bugs would patrol, gather intelligence, penetrate secret meetings, track targets, retrieve samples and more…

and the next step?

they plan to incorporate microfluidic devices that can pack different chemicals to be delivered as payloads–for instance in a bee sting–and to dispense pheromones to control the flight of swarms.

mothrathe photo is a microchipped moth, but other labs are working with horned beetles.  (photo HERE).

There is some good news in all of this: The company doing the research is famous for not succeeding in their crazy designs.

So right now, remember: A moth is just a moth…maybe.


Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines. Her website is Finest Kind Clinic and Fishmarket.

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