Mind control a cockroach with your iPhone

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  1. the8thark macrumors 68040

    the8thark

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    Mind control a cockroach with your iPhone

    The US government is officially against the idea.
    http://www.businessinsider.com.au/cyborg-cockroaches-start-ethics-debate-2013-10
     
  2. Diseal3, Oct 12, 2013
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    Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Once they find out they can survive a nuclear war they will return the favor...
     
  3. AlvinNguyen macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like bugs and insects but this is pretty cruel to me. Maybe I'm not the majority but I don't think surgically fixing an object onto another being and controlling it can be classified as ethical - especially when it's being sold to anyone and not really using as research.
     
  4. Jimbo47 macrumors 6502a

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    I kill these things. No way I want to even touch it to perform this "surgery"
     
  5. cyks macrumors 68020

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    The frogs I decected in school could hardly be considered research, but were extremely valuable in teaching. Anyone willing to go through all of the steps to control a roach would likely gain the same (or more) knowledge.

    If you simply had to point your phone at it and gained full control, it'd be a completely different thing, but, with all of the steps involved, I would assume that most who do this are interested in the science behind it.
     
  6. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    That's gross, curious to see if it'll take off some day.
     
  7. bhags8 macrumors 6502a

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    That's disgusting. I hate bugs but I can't even imagine what a ten year old would be doing with a controlled roach.
     
  8. firedept macrumors 603

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    Cool, can I use this on my apprentices at work? LOL!

    Would not want a problem of roaches in my home if they got loose. Sure are hard to get rid of.
     
  9. magilla macrumors regular

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    "Wired" brains in the ape family (chimps, macaques, lemurs) have been used well ...for YEARS ...think back to the late 50s & early 60s & America & Russia's space programs. "Ham" was but one of the more well-known examples of this and there was quite a lengthy line of predecessors to him. In many cases, it's still de rigueur for bio-medical/pharmacological research before human trials. Sad truth but it's there.

    Besides, doesn't this whole story sound just a bit Wikipedia-ish to you?:eek:
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Who want to do surgery? It helps if you zoom in really close to the picture. Yeah ill pass
     

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