When Jeff Goldblum starts explaining insect politics to his love interest during Cronenberg‘s remake of “The Fly“, I visualized this mass of insects swarming over something dead, but somehow communicating and politicking – a hive mind. Creepy thought. That thought returned to me upon seeing this site. Watch the Tricycle demo and also the “Reconfiguration” video. Now imagine tiny polybots… working together… reconfiguring… creepy creepy creepy. Maybe I should have recalled the scene in “Prince of Darkness” where the dead body is animated by insects and talks to the researchers. Brrrrrrrr.
What does this have to do with my blog’s current focus? Nothing. Just creeped me out.