We have already written in this blog about drone insects, real insects equipped with micro cameras and microphones to act as bugs or totally artificial insects, able to perform these same functions. Beetles, bees, flies, dragonflies, and other insects with a big size, are indispensable for transporting mini equipment which requires certain energy and strength that maybe other smaller insects could not endure, until now.
What is the in Latest Drone Insects?
A CGI mockup has been created of a mosquito drone that we might soon see flying in our skies for aerial surveillance, and not only for that purpose… The model, in fact, besides mini cameras and microphones, has also a needle, able to take DNA samples from the chosen person or to inject a micro RFID into the body, a system that allows geolocation, through radio frequency identification.
Are these drone insects science fiction? Not really if you consider, for example, that, in 2007, during a protest against the war in Washington DC, Vanessa Alarcon, one of the activists, saw a strange flying insect that looked like a dragonfly. Still, definitely it wasn’t and, moreover, in 2006, the development of micro UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) by the CIA (since the ’70s) was reported by Flight International.
Many questions arise regarding the uses one can make of these jewels of technology that while on the one hand represent a big step forward in defense of the country, on the other they may end up in the wrong hands. Instead of being used for aerial surveillance, for example, they could be employed for less noble purposes. What about if the mosquito drone was used to inject deadly poisons without anyone noticing?