Cysects attack

Cysects attack

Wild Card's progress: fully-fledged

This Wild Card came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Wild Card: 
Theme 10 - Security

The sub-theme that best relates to this Wild Card: 
Security and society

Likelihood timeframe and scenario features : 
now-2050

Wild Card's description 
Terrorists or criminal organisation uses remote-controlled swarms of "cyborg insects" (insects with implanted electronics) to infect people and/or animals or agricultural crops with biochemical agents. Perpetrators could be also a criminal agricultural company interested in disrupting the agriculture of competitors. Such "cysects" may also interfere with the natural biosphere and damage it.