Greenpeace video imagines a future of robot bees, after the live ones are gone

This is meant to be a cautionary tale about what a new world would be like if we don't protect the current one, but it's quite a well-done vision regardless of what position you take. Given the progress made in robotics flying insects, such as the Harvard Robobee, we may someday have this choice.

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Comment by Harry on July 7, 2014 at 9:43pm

First it was killer bees radicalizing honey bees and then it was some pest causing colony collapse.  They say we're doomed but we aint dead yet.  Put a honey bee colony on every public building and maybe there will be enough survivors to keep us going.    

Comment by Quadzimodo on July 7, 2014 at 10:11pm
"New bees, the future is already here". Really?
They are smarter, cheaper and easier to manage than "standard bees". Really?
It paints a picture of an imminent future where nature is obsolete and simple to replicate, then ask us the question - "Should we create a new world, or save our own?".
If the intention is indeed to provoke awareness of the bleak outlook for bees and drive traffic to the SOS-bees.org website, then this video is pretty ill-concieved.

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Comment by Chris Norris on July 8, 2014 at 4:37am

So "old" bees are dying out, most probably due to over use of pesticide, disease and parasites. So it's good to see that the "new" bees have a supply of pesticides to ensure that what few "old" bees that survive are properly irradicated. 

D'Oh

Comment by Josh Potter on July 8, 2014 at 8:06am

We've already had one Green Revolution, why not another?

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