Greenpeace & NewBees
This science-fiction infomercial was made to raise awareness of the fact that bees - which are crucial for the survival of all species, including ours - are dying all around the world. The fact is that this video isn't too far from the truth: bees may go extinct if we don't act promptly and scientists are already working on robotic replacements.
Greenpeace Bees in Crisis: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/en/campaigns/genetic-engineering/Bees-in-Crisis/
Scientists at Harvard University have already created the alpha version of these robotic bees, created for "rescue operations and artificial pollination."
Alpha version: http://gizmodo.com/5950161/flight-of-the-robotic-spy-drone-bumblebee
And while their RoboBee may seem too far away from the one in the video, I can see the latter happening in a couple of decades thanks to the our fast progress in nano-robotics and new material development. But maybe—just maybe—we should try to save the real bees first?How much of our food depends on bee pollination?