31 Aug '14, 11am

Our poor bees need the help:

Our poor bees need the help:

Typically I have thoroughly enjoyed the posts from Inhabitat that come up in my Newsfeed, but this one has me fuming. What particularly angers me is the way the article was framed as this cool new development, without any forethought given to the potential implications of this technology. Got to love the logic here- Oh woopsie, we really screwed ourselves this time. Let’s just build some robots to fix it. Even Kurt Vonnegut couldn’t make this shit up! UnBEElievable. I honestly thought this was a satire piece at first. Extremely alarming on multiple fronts. First, unbelievable that the human race has come to the point that driving species into extinction is leading us to have to make up for our wrongs by creating robotic versions of them. Second, apparently these robot bees might potentially be made capable of “traffic monitoring.” Obviously if they can perform search and r...

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/scientists-develop-flying-robobees-t...

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