Words are unequal to the horror that is reported in an article: Mad scientists turn roaches into cyborgs, control them with Kinect, laugh at nature. Humans implant circuits into the nervous systems of cockroaches so they can control their motion. Are these humans monsters? Even the geek reporter admits as much.
Dr. Mengele (aka Dr. Alper Bozkurt, of the project) says, “Our goal is to be able to guide these roaches as efficiently as possible, and our work with Kinect is helping us do that.” Untold numbers of roaches will die, as data is collected on how they endure the torture. And the excuse? As usual, it’s about “disaster areas,” how these deaths are really part of a humanitarian effort.
If you’re going to impale the heads of living beings, at least man up as much as any little kid would. “I do it because it’s fun!”