Mosquito Defense Initiative
I can’t decide if I think this is fantastic news or chilling and frightening…
On the one hand, when mosquitoes are bad, they can make you insane. On the other hand, they’re part of the world. On the other hand, reducing mosquitoes could help reduce a lot of diseases (malaria, encephalitis, west nile virus…). On the other hand, it’s not hard to imagine technology like this scaled up into truly nefarious purposes. On the other hand, it’s not hard to imagine technology like this being repurposed to kill cancer cells, etc.
I guess I would just like to bring my miniaturized solar powered, laser mosquito fence along when I’m camping. Keep the effect localized.
Actually, that sort of thing could go along way toward making camping more appealing to people who might not otherwise go outside. Hmmm…
It’ll be interesting to see where this one goes.