Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Insects Are Watching: The Future of Government Surveillance Technology

Susanne Posel, Contributor
Activist Post

In June of 2011, the US military admitted to having drone technology so sophisticated that it could be the size of a bug.

In what is referred to as the “microaviary” on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, drones are in development and design to replicate the flight patterns of moths, hawks and other air-borne creatures of the natural world.

Greg Parker, aerospace engineer, explains: “We’re looking at how you hide in plain sight” for the purpose of carrying out espionage or kill missions.

Cessna-sized Predator drones, used to carry out unmanned attacks, are known around the world. The US Pentagon has an estimated 7,000 aerial drones in their arsenal.

In 2011, the Pentagon requested $5 billion for drones from Congress by the year 2030.


Their investigative technology is now moving toward “spy flies” equipped with sensors and mircocameras to detect enemies and nuclear weapons.

Parker is using helicopter technology to allow his computer-driven drone “dragonflies” to become precise intelligence gathering weapons.
To have a computer do it 100 per cent of the time, and to do it with winds, and to do it when it doesn’t really know where the vehicle is, those are the kinds of technologies that we’re trying to develop.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has unveiled hummingbird drones that can fly at speeds of 11 miles per hour.

DARPA is also inserting computer chips into moth pupae in the hopes of hatching “cyborg moths”.

Within DARPA is the Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems project (HIMEM), whose aim is to develop shutterbugs – insects with cameras attached to their very nervous system that can be controlled remotely. Under HIMEM, there are researchers working on cyborg beetles.

Other institutions are hard at work for the US government, developing more insect technology.

The California Institute of Technology has created a “mircobat ornithopter” that flies and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

A team at Harvard University has successfully built a housefly-like robot with synthetic wings that buzz at 120 beats per second.

Back in 2007, at the International Symposium on Flying Insects and Robots, Japanese researchers unveiled a radio-controlled hawk-moth.

While the US military would have the American public believe that these new “fly drones” are used for overseas missions, insect drones have been spotted surveilling streets right here in the US.

It is believed that these insect-like drones are high-tech surveillance tools used by the Department of Homeland Security.

The US government is experimenting with different types of micro-surveillance capabilities, such as cultivating insects with computer chips in them in the hopes of breeding software directly into their bodies to control flight patterns remotely.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been working on this technology since the 1970s. Known as the “inscetothopter”, it was developed by the Office of Research and Development for the CIA. 

It appears to be a dragonfly; however, it contains a tiny gasoline engine to control its four wings. It was subsequently classified as a failure because it could not maintain flight against natural wind patterns.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has created a butterfly-shaped drone that is the smallest built thus far. It can hover in mid-flight, just as a helicopter and take pictures with its 0.15 gram camera and memory card.

The “butterfly” imitates nature so well, that birds and other insects are convinced it is real and not man-made.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and then a bird will eat our $100K+ insect and that will be the end of that.

Anonymous said...

This will likely turn into another one of those programs like where the CIA in the 50's or 60's allegedly programmed a cat implanted with surveillance tech to "infiltrate" the Russian consulate or embassy to gather information.

Millions of dollars of investment and they let the cat out to go do some spying and it gets run over crossing the street.

CIA cats apparently do not have 9 lives, and should not ever cross the Street, even if they look both ways first.

Mind you a fully mechanical system would stand a better chance of working but as the first poster mentioned there are many downsides to such a program.

Such a device could end up being an extremely expensive 'bug' splatter on some cars' grill or windshield for one thing.

But the name of the game today is to throw away as much of the tax-payers money(bank credit) as Humanly possible on any stupid bullshit they can manufacture in their jaded minds.

So even if this program becomes an utter failure they'll probably dump another 300 million dollars into it just to see if it is an utter failure 100% of the time or just 99% of the time... as long as profits are made 100% of the time it's very important to figure that stuff out.

Anonymous said...

They are also working on forming the Directorate of Clandestine Leeches having their cover as medical leeches they will be exported to Iran and other countries that defy the NWO. There, they will introduce tiny transmitters equipped with GPS into arterial circulation which will enable our heroic warriors on Terror to monitor conversations in real time and coordinate missile strikes thereby preserving our freedoms (which they hate), and liberty. God bless America. God bless our best friend Israel.

Anonymous said...

pull out a BB gun or pellet gun and blast em, all flying bugs. A good fly swatter works too. haha

Anonymous said...

We've got this in a world where we still don't even have a cure for the common cold. Fabulous.

Anonymous said...

The high tech anti-espionage defense apparatus will be the million dollar fly swatter :-)

This highly researched and sophisticated item that will be paid for by our tax dollars, is also available to the public at walmart near you and it's top secret construction is made in China.

Joe Myrick said...

I am an expert bug killer, and I always get my bugs. It used to be "Splat" and now the only difference is that the sound is going to be more like a crushing glass & tin sound.

Anonymous said...

There were CIA recruiting commercials on tv back in 2006 showing these dragonfly bugs and saying that some of their bugs were real bugs.

Anonymous said...

This might backfire, when a tiny insect flies through the air into the Federal Reserve FOMC meetings, and taps their phones,etc.?

Or turn these little "bugs" loose in the secretive meetings of the CFR, Bilderbergs, etc., just like they are doing to the public with "smart meters, reading homeowners' appliances outfitted with chips to spy on us, and turn off our appliances without permission to do any of this backdoor control society they are creating to control the population in every way, UNCONSITUTIONALLY: see the Bill of Rights in the Constitution !

They have left us with absolutley NO PRIVACY; we turn the tables on them with their weapons. This has unlimited possibilities to begin to wrest our freedom back.

Annie said...

All those idiot scientists working towards their own enslavement and the rest of the worlds too. How crazy is that? These projects are so obviously for surveillance and or attack just like the drones but these will be much smaller and have plausible deniability - well because nobody saw it coming/whatever. What a sick world we live in, yes you have started to kill without trial. All day long you injure my cause, all your thoughts are against me for evil. Will I not do what is right? Will not the judge of the world do right? Yes.

:Kevin-John: Morgan. said...

So, let's all put our heads together in the Nerd department and develop an aerosol can to spray these bugs each time they come near your person or home.........voila!
Of course it would need to be "enviro" friendly.

Anonymous said...

So once these bug drones have been rolled out, House spiders and other arachnids will become DHS's next web of terrorist groups as they scoff their way through the NWO surveillance grid.

I can see it now...DHS on spiders "They hate us for our spring cleaning"

Be nice to itsy bitsy spider my friends, they've just become our top privacy advocates and the last line in home defence.

Anonymous said...

Ok! I need a fly swat arsenal now or better yet, a trapping system to recycle them for our own use. What a ridiculous way to use our taxpayer money against us. Actually, this technology can be used against them. Plant a few in their secret meetings & Bilderberg, etc too. Headline: Get your own spider drone home defense system activated.

Anonymous said...

How about delivery of virus, infection, cancer, malaria or just some straight venom for a heart attack? Not impossible already. Remember that Russian poisoned at the bar?

We saw a dragon fly about a year ago that didn't look right in a rare visit to Walmart, we thought spy then...Soon after the customer watch program was initiated.

Anonymous said...

Raid in one hand, and EMP emitter in the other. Vermin gone. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Best friend israel give me a brake

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