Robot Hummingbirds

Again, more with the robot soldiers:
Robots in battle, as envisioned by their builders, may look and move like humans or hummingbirds, tractors or tanks, cockroaches or crickets. With the development of nanotechnology - the science of very small structures - they may become swarms of "smart dust." The Pentagon intends for robots to haul munitions, gather intelligence, search buildings or blow them up.

This brings to mind one of the great movie dialogues ever, wherein Ray Stantz, terror-struck, attempts to explain to Peter Venckman just why he thought up the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man as the form of Gozer the Destroyer - "I tried to think of something that could never possibly cause us any harm."

An army of robot hummingbirds. Somehow, I don't think I'll ever look at those adorable little birds the same way, again.

Read the whole article - there's some pretty damn terrifying stuff in't.

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