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It paints a picture of an imminent future where nature is obsolete and simple to replicate, then ask us the question - "Should we create a new world, or save our own?".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.
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 Dave Smith on July 8, 2014 at 5:20am
We have a pesticide in the U. S. called Sevin commonly used by backyard farmers. They sprinkle it on their garden to keep bugs away, only it wipes out bee colonies when they take it back to the hive. As long as Monsanto buys off all of congress, there is no saving the world.
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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