Friday, May 26, 2006

Remote-controlled cyborg sharks for Uncle Sam

I thought I'd lead in today with killer cyborg warrior sharks. The U.S. Military is developing brain implants that create remote-control sharks to patrol the oceans and invade enemy waters.

Optional upgrade: frickin' laser beams attached to their heads.

Imagine getting inside the mind of a shark: swimming silently through the ocean, sensing faint electrical fields, homing in on the trace of a scent, and navigating through the featureless depths for hour after hour.

We may soon be able to do just that via electrical probes in the shark's brain. Engineers funded by the US military have created a neural implant designed to enable a shark's brain signals to be manipulated remotely, controlling the animal's movements, and perhaps even decoding what it is feeling.

[ Link via New Scientist ]


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