"You know, I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with FRICKIN' LASER BEAMS attached to their heads!" - Dr. Evil
Dr. Evil may soon get his wish, or something close to it.
A group of US military scientists are seeking to ensure that sharks are not only armed with teeth, but one day may be armed to the teeth. They're developing a way to implant devices into sharks' brains that will enable them to track enemy vessels and perform other stealth operations by remote control.
Implants will also be used to detect and send information about chemical and electrical traces back to the shark's controller (not to give female sharks more sex appeal).
Using the sharks as some kind of weapon is inevitable, should these experiments prove successful.
We're talking Day of the Dolphin on steroids (or electrodes). In that movie talking dolphins had magnetic bombs strapped to their backs, and were trained to attach the bomb to the bottom of a vessel before swimming away to safety.
"Fa love Pa..." KABOOM!!!
What's next, talking sharks?
Actually, some divers and surfers might fancy that, seeing as they may be able to reason with the shark and convince it to eat something else.
Still, all this messing around with nature for military (or any other) purposes doesn't seem right.