I, For One, Welcome Our New Ant Overlords
The army looks at bug soldiers
:DARPA's current big idea is to implant tiny microsystems into insects at the pupa stage of their development, when they can be "integrated" into their internal organs.
A step or three later, they could be turned into miniature unmanned vehicles for use on military missions "requiring unobtrusive entry into areas inaccessible or hostile to humans." Osama Bin Laden's cave, say.
Cool story. I definitely feel that the scientists of today are ahead of where most science fiction writers of the 1950s had us. Not as far advanced at space exploration as expected, but the computer seems to have come out of left field and surprised most of those prognosticators.