07
Dec
04

you notice the new guy? there’s something weird about him.

it turns out that roaches aren’t that smart after all. the leurre project comes to us from a team of french, flemish and swiss researchers and engineers. the team has built robotic cockroaches that walk, smell, antennae-waggle and generally behave like real cockroaches. they do such a good job, these robots are actually accepted by real cockroaches.

future plans include utilizing these robots to infiltrate cockroach society. these agents, once ensconced, will work within the cockroach system, disrupting it from the inside, sticking it to “the man”, if you will. these robots will borrow money from real cockroaches and never pay it back. they will spread sabotage and disinformation wherever they go, recommending bait poison as haute cuisine and glue-trap motels as four-star.

the roaches in your walls will soon feel the spread of growing ennui and dissatisfaction as more and more of the odd electric interlopers arrive, each taking up a little more space, each waggling their antennae in depressingly predictable patterns. younger roaches will pack up and leave in droves. priced out of the grease behind your stove, they will hit the road and never darken your door again.

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