>There is a limitation to the visual acuity possible to a bug that is
>literally the size of a gnat. I believe Brin suggested that it might
>need to land and inflate a lens in order to get good visual images.
>This could make such bugs a lot easier to detect (depending on how big
>the lens is).
I wonder if you could get around poor resolution of any one gnat by combining signals from array of them (a la radio astronomy). The downside is you'd probably need a swarm of them for the idea to work; still its a neat idea even if probably unworkable.
Patrick Wilken http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~patrickw/ Editor: PSYCHE: An International Journal of Research on Consciousness Secretary: The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness http://psyche.cs.monash.edu.au/ http://www.phil.vt.edu/ASSC/