Sunday, March 05, 2006
Shark Tale: Remote-Controlled Sharks
Recently, it came out that the US military is funding research on remote-controlled sharks. The idea is that they can implant electrodes in the shark's brain, which will control whether the shark goes up or down, left or right. It's mind-control. Obviously, it's disturbing to think of the government controlling the minds of animals. Animal-rights groups are ticked. But I think there's a more important problem here. They say they plan to use the sharks for espionage, because they can move quietly and won't be detected by radar. But you can't tell me at least one of those generals didn't ask, "Can we rig up an electrode to open and close their mouths?" Because the idea of sending a shark to swim up and bite off Fidel Castro's head is irresistable.