"DragonflEye was created by genetically modifying regular dragonflies."

Remote-controlled cyborg dragonfly

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Mon, Jun 5th, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Popular Mechanics brings to attention the DragonflEye, a living insect with cyborg implants that can be controlled remotely.

This technology is both amazing and terrifying—it's not hard to imagine this kind of genetic modification used on higher-up species to creepy effect, and the idea of regular-looking insects acting as spies is a little nerve-wracking. But cyborg insects could also help us understand the world in totally new ways, venturing into spaces that humans could never go.

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