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Neat But Creepy

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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?