Ancient Predatory Roaches and What That Could Mean For Our Future

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original reference:http://www.geologicacarpathica.com/data/forthcoming_papers/1430383285_vrsansky-bechly-abs5-pdf.pdf

A recent discovery in Noije Bum, Myanmar was made involving a predatory cockroach dating back to the early Cretaceous period.  The Manipulator modificaputis’ characteristics have long legs and a long neck which scientists think makes this little insect a predator who actively pursued its prey at night.

Now this gets me thinking…

Around the web, recently, we’re hearing information involving genetic scientists in China who have edited DNA in human embryos.  Humans are experimenting with designer DNA in humans, discovering ancient predatory cockroaches, and finally this…

and this…

Could we possibly create a system of biological robots we could control with a future smartphone or watch?  This possible future is horrifying enough, thinking about a predatory cockroach coming out of extinction.

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