Coming: Mosquito-sized spy drones, could sample DNA?
No and Yes. Right now it’s only a CGI-mockup, but it will probably be real eventually, like many others that already are.
Alan Lovejoy wrote, “Such a device could be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera, microphone. It could land on you and then use its needle to take a DNA sample with the pain of a mosquito bite. Or it could inject a micro RFID tracking device under your skin.” While DNA-sucking, RFID-chip-injecting mosquito drones are currently a bunch of bunk, a Bing image searchshows a multitude of MAVs that aren’t simply CGI mockups.
This little MAV had a 3 centimeter wingspan and that was back in 2007.
The article also mentioned a dragonfly drone the CIA had developed in the 1970s.
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