Monday, March 10, 2008

Professional Hacker Trains Crows

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A professional computer hacker has hatched a truly bird-brained scheme.

Joshua Klein has used his computer hacking abilities and the concept of behavioral conditioning to hack into crows’ brains and teach them to put coins in a vending machine for peanuts, which he believes shows that the brainy birds can be taught to do more important tasks that could benefit the world.

Klein – who has looked at crows for 10 years as a hobby – suggests that crows can be trained to pick up trash, find missing people, and identify land mines.

Though Klein says people should never use crows for “dark, slave labor,” no one needs to worry about a full-scale revolt, like in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film The Birds.

He says, “People are afraid that crows are going to unionize and take over. They’re eight ounce animals with hollow bones. You sneeze and they break in half.”

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