Bradley Lignoski Posted over 2 years ago Showing experiments on live animals to young kids, regardless of what kind of animal, can be considered part of an educational program? ROBOROACH!!! I already posted a very long, scathing review. I will keep this short. Go to this guy's commercial site where he sells his products. Notice that they are developing a kit that turns a roach into a remote-controlled toy. Watching the how-to video at the bottom of the page is deeply disturbing. The presenter's language is full of euphemism which strives to transform our perception of the creature from something that is living and has its own agency, to something that is an object in our environment; Indeed the illusion is powerful as the animal is rendered immobile bythe ice water. Many students that I teach are fixated on the virtual enough as it is. This is true of many "screenagers". Many struggle with empathy. They do not need more reasons and even encouragement to further objectify the animate members of their world. I wonder how many people giving positive reviews of this talk would feel the same about the TED talk on DARPA's experiments with cyborg bugs.