The Talmud tells of how the wicked Roman Emperor Titus who destroyed Jerusalem and the Holy Temple in 70 AD was punished with a small insect that flew into his nose and gnawed at his brain for seven years.
By the time Titus died, they opened his skull and found the insect had grown to the size of a bird–the lesson was that Titus thought that he was so powerful with his legions, but G-d showed him that even a little insect sent by G-d could defeat him.
Now when I watch this amazing video from the Air Force about micro-drones, I see this story come to life all over again.
With Micro Air Vehicles, little drones the size of insects can carry out missions from surveillance to lethal targeting of enemy forces.
They can fly, hover, perch, power up, sneak up, sense, communicate, and attack.
With these micro-drones, especially in swarms, these small packages of sensors and weapons can bring a big wallop for our warfighters.
And like with Emperor Titus, you would not want these buzzing around and giving you big headaches–because these little buggers will be able to take down the mightiest of foes. 😉