14 Oct '11, 1pm

100% Bug-Powered Smart Phone, Featuring Insects Doing Circus Tricks (Video) #gadgets #bugs

100% Bug-Powered Smart Phone, Featuring Insects Doing Circus Tricks (Video) #gadgets #bugs

As you might guess, it would be near impossible to have preying mantises or any other bugs really power a smart phone. Still, this advertisement by Snapdragon and the bug circus is a very fun and silly commercial that positions bugs as the powerhouses of smartphone charging.... and shooting beetles from canons. Tipster Elijah Jones let us know about this video and brought up some interesting questions: An ad for a smartphone microprocessor, but it opens up other questions I think. Is green tech being advertised in cool ways, really? How much more cultural participation could we get with more thinking like this--or is it worth it? They've got a praying mantis on a unicycle and other bugs similarly charging a phone. Do we have a sense of humor? Or is something like this video more exploitative or inappropriate (they say no bugs were harmed)? How does this relate to our missi...

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