I just came across this article at Wired.com. Apparently they are building these little toy helicopters for military surveillance. These baby choppers utilize a hive mind for distributed computing and function as a swarm toward that end. Now, this technology is super cool, but am I the only one a little freaked out by this? I mean, automated military surveillance is creepy enough, but automated military surveillance using a hive mind for processing?
Come on! Have these scientists ever read a sci-fi novel before?