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(io9)   A cyborg cockroach that obeys Twitter commands? What could possibly go wrong?   ( io9.com) divider line
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1805 clicks; posted to Geek » on 31 Dec 2012 at 12:33 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-31 12:37:40 AM  
The roaches find you interesting and follow you?
2012-12-31 12:38:01 AM  
Simple commands every thirty seconds for only a short part of the day? What could go wrong?
2012-12-31 12:58:11 AM  
I don't kind killing insects, but enslaving their every action creeps me the fark out.
2012-12-31 12:58:42 AM  
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2012-12-31 01:18:08 AM  
I'm a Twitter skitterer!
2012-12-31 01:20:36 AM  
From TFA linked by TFA: Artist Brittany Ransom's created the Twitter Roach for the sole purpose of finding out whether or not the roach can learn to ignore an overwhelming overabundance of external stimuli telling him what to do, like evolved humans do.

A roach chooses. A slave obeys.
2012-12-31 01:35:59 AM  

sheep snorter: [i.imgur.com image 480x360]

I was thinking more like

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2012-12-31 01:47:52 AM  
Came for 5th element reference, left satisfied :)
2012-12-31 01:56:35 AM  
I seem to recall DARPA working on these a while ago...hang on, someone at the door
2012-12-31 02:05:06 AM  
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Here, we see an actual cockroach in its native environs.

/Crikey, what a beauty!
2012-12-31 02:36:47 AM  
I wonder if the Subservient Chicken is still around. Chickens like to eat cockroaches.
2012-12-31 02:55:46 AM  

2012-12-31 03:32:11 AM  
Or you could simply turn on the lights. You would be amazed how quickly roaches react to that.
Twitter, forsooth.
2012-12-31 07:17:18 AM  
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2012-12-31 08:20:49 AM  

Boojum2k: Die!


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2012-12-31 08:43:36 AM  
No one will post your tag or whatever? The robot doesn't work? World domination? I dunno
2012-12-31 08:47:06 AM  
They're called biodrones, sheesh.
2012-12-31 09:02:47 AM  

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2012-12-31 10:19:23 AM  

Boojum2k: Die!


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2012-12-31 12:22:03 PM  
This would be perfect to use to taunt weathermen....or weatherpersons. Oldy but goody.
2012-12-31 03:32:24 PM  
Bionic or not, I'm guessing Lindsay Wagner will probably not do what I tell her to do via Twitter.
2012-12-31 04:23:12 PM  
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2012-12-31 09:56:11 PM  
@archy peel me a grape
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