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Dragonfly: World's Smallest Autonomous Drone Takes Flight

Dragonfly: World's Smallest Autonomous Drone Takes Flight

Nicholas West
Activist Post

The mimicking of nature heralds a new focus in the development of drones. While DARPA and their contractors have been working on true nano surveillance with biological components, it is the modeling of insects that is currently being released to the public.

Recently we have seen Robobee take flight as a possible replacement for our rapidly dwindling natural pollinators. But the dual use applications for surveillance and even human targeting are ever present. As drone expert, P.W. Singer said, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are against the technology, because it's coming." According to Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting. You can use these things anywhere, put them anyplace, and the target will never even know they're being watched."

The following Air Force video leaves no doubt:


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..They already have it fitted with a miniature hypodermic needle. I wonder what that's for?

The mosquito version might

The mosquito version might work, but people do actually look at bugs flying in their offices or homes. Imagine seeing a flying microchip. I wouldn't crush one if I saw one, though.

I would catch it and keep it as a pet!


Bug hunting with a net and a metal detector and a taser.


Free includes debt-free!

In all seriousness...

I welcome this type of surveillance technology with open arms.

I think they will prove to be the most effective way to root out cronyism and corruption...Spying on our government will have never been so easy.

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The fly on the wall is now real, eh?

I like it.

Undo what Wilson did


Just imagine if every backroom meeting about obamacare was on youtube...not to mention the bailouts, fed policy, drug war, real wars, etc.

1. Government steals money

2. Government selects projects.
3. Government funds projects.
4. Government acquires technology.
5. Government funds drones.
6. Government acquires new toys.
7. Government targets people.
8. Government suppresses people.
9. Government swoops in.
10. Governemnt steals money.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

things that eat dragonflies

birds, lizards, frogs, spiders, fish, water bugs, and even other dragonflies.How awesome would it be for nature to attack this drone relentlessly.

do you think the robot dragonflies are smarter than

these guys?


Pandacentricism will be our downfall.