Personally, I’m ready to lay down my weapons and talk peace with our new cyborg monkey overlords.
In the experiment, a pair of macaque monkeys were fitted with electrodes the width of a human hair that transmitted signals from areas of the brain linked to movements.
The signals directed the arms to grasp marshmallows and fruit and place it into their mouths in “one natural-looking motion,” the Nature article said.
With their real arms restrained, the monkeys learned how to control the arms in a matter of days, negotiating obstacles and tilting their heads and moving their eyes without affecting the robotic limbs.
And what do you think they’ll do when released? That’s right, use their robot prosthetics to strangle the bastard scientists who strapped them down. If I’ve learned one thing from the movies, it’s that you never trust the subjects of torturous scientific experiments because they only have one thing on their minds: revenge. Oh, and brain eating. And we all know scientist brain is the veal of the cyborg zombie monkey culinary world.