Chinese scientists may have found a solution to the problem of pigeons in Trafalgar Square: the first remotely controlled bird.
They have successfully implanted electrodes in the brain of a pigeon to control its movements via a computer.
Scientists at the Robot Engineering Technology Research Center at Shandong University of Science and Technology in eastern China said the electrodes could make the pigeon fly right or left or up or down.
Great. Now if we can get our hands on this technology in the Burgh, I can just have all the little bastards ram themselves into the side of the PPG Tower over and over again.
Hey, we’ve got WiFi. I think remote-controlled pigeons are the next logical technological acquisition.
And then it would only be a matter of time before we would see billboards all over the city that say, “Welcome to Luke Ravenstahl’s Pigeon-Controlled Pittsburgh!”
Hat tip to Clarion.