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Zombies are the new Vampires

Halloween is just a few weeks away now, along with the season premiere of The Walking Dead, which means it’s time for…ZOMBIES! If you’ve been feeling the hankering for a hunk of fresh, hot, human brains don’t panic – you are not alone. In fact soon you’ll be part of the horde! Arrgh! Brains!

From Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Resident Evil’s 5th incarnation to AMC’s The Walking Dead it seems they are everywhere! Zombies have always been cool if you think about it – but lately they are getting the red carpet treatment they so richly deserve. Brad Pitt is even set to star in the film adaptation of World War Z, the New York Times bestseller from Max Brooks (who also wrote the Zombie Survival Guide). The film has had some production delays but promises to be a smashing success. As the Boombotix resident “zombie expert” I’m going to see it at the midnight screening for sure – whether that’s in December or next June.

According to one new source zombies are now worth over 5 billion dollars to the economy! That’s books, movies, videos, music, and blogs plus merchandise. One of the things contributing to this is a sudden uptick in the love of dystopic fiction – end of the world scenarios that involve complex interactions between morally divergent survivors fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Think Hunger Games or the new NBC show REVOLUTION. Max Brooks had this to add on his website…

“I think they (zombies) reflect our very real anxieties of these crazy scary times. A zombie story gives people a fictional lens to see the real problems of the world. You can deal with societal breakdown, famine, disease, chaos in the streets, but as long as the catalyst for all of them is zombies, you can still sleep.”

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Microdrones…Coming Soon to a Street Near You!

Insect Sized Remote Controlled Drones Latest Technology in War on Terror

The next time a mosquito lands on your arm you might think twice before slapping it. That’s because the United States military has admitted they are working on insect sized microdrones that can be controlled over long distances. Word has it these drones (which also come in hummingbird shapes) are equipped with a camera and microphone, that they can use a needle to take a DNA sample or even inject a micro RFID tracking device under you skin. Sounds like something out of the Hunger Games books if you ask us!

According to the New York Times the base where military researchers are developing these wonders of advanced robotics is located in Ohio, a mere two blocks from the pasture where the Wright Brothers first took flight. They call their indoor flight lab the microaviary since the drones being developed there are designed to replicate the flight mechanics of moths, hawks and other inhabitants of the natural world.

“We’re looking at how you hide in plain sight,” said Greg Parker, an aerospace engineer, as he held up a prototype of a mechanical hawk that in the future might carry out espionage or kill.

Five years ago, Cornell University research declared that insect flight was “theoretically impossible.” Back then the FBI denied all reports of having or using robobugs but DARPA openly acknowledged that they were working hard to implant moth pupae with computer chips to make “cyborg moths” when the pupae emerge from their protective casing, according to Daily Tech.

“The Hybrid Insect Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems hopes to allow researchers to grow insect nerves into silicon computer chip connections to allow the insects to be remote controlled like RC airplanes. DARPA researchers also are raising cyborg beetles.”

And according to another article by the online Examiner, Protesters in Washington and New York back then claimed that there were robobugs hovering around them. At that time, entomologists interviewed believed that the entities were black dragonflies.

“Unfortunately, the entomologists could not explain the bulb shape attachments to their tails that many reported seeing; nor could they explain their organized flight which was widely reported by observers. Dragonflies do not fly in packs, according to entomologists.”

So from what they are telling the public the purpose of these microdrones is to track and spy on enemy combatants, which given the wide sweeping nature of the label sounds pretty terrifying. Let’s hope they keep them in the combat zones and don’t try to use them for local law enforcement! As you can imagine civil liberties advocates are already up in arms about the implications of this new technology and its potential for abuse.

On a less sinister note, the microdrones could be used to navigate small dangerous spaces like collapsed buildings after a natural disaster with trapped survivors. Like all technology it has the potential for far greater good than evil in the right hands.

Before you start duct-taping up your windows and putting on your tinfoil hat – there is more! Wired Magazine reported that the government was looking for 1500 new recruits to train to use drone technology at their 64 United States bases and that lack of staffing was their biggest problem. So it looks like the thousands of hours you logged playing videogames might not be a total waste after all. If you’re anything like us we bet you can’t wait to stick that in your parents faces!