As of today, only 5-10% of the world’s oceans have been discovered, while the rest remains a mystery for us. Scientists have proposed the idea of using cyborg jellyfish to explore our planet.
Jellyfish usually move at a speed of 2 cm per second, although they can significantly increase their speed if necessary. Scientists from Stanford University have developed an implant that generates electrical impulses to increase the speed of this animal.
The studies conducted show that this measure does not harm the animals, and the health indicators of the jellyfish remain within the normal range. Now the scientists are considering methods of controlling the movement of the jellyfish to consciously direct them to certain areas of the ocean. Once this task is completed, the animals will be implanted with special sensors that will make it possible to effectively study the environment around them.
In the near future, we might have an entire army of cyborg jellyfish that will help us study inaccessible areas of the world’s oceans.
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