[ExI] The robot bees are coming

Kryonica kryonica at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 08:31:15 UTC 2012

I regularly have nightmares about insects and am enthusiastic about the idea that artificial creatures can be used one day to pollinate fields.  It has been one of my lifelong dreams that insects might one day be replaced by robots to do their job.  Sure, an alternative food source for birds - that I do like - must be found, but a world without cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies and wasps is one aspect of technoprogressive Eden.  Last night I had a nightmare about a parasitic worm.  It was big and vile.  Hopefully such creatures will know the fate of the smallpox virus and one day exist only as DNA in some remote laboratory.  Or as virtual monsters in MMORPG that one can easily kill with some magic weapon or spell.

I know that Anders, who has a keen interest in insects and a nice collection of beetles, will disagree.
On 1 Oct 2012, at 22:44, Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Nicely complements the Harvard RoboBee project, which is more on the robotics side: http://robobees.seas.harvard.edu/

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