Do You Have An Acoustic Kitty Project?

In the 1960s, the CIA’s Directorate of Science & Technology launched a project called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ to spy on Soviet embassies. The idea was to create a feline-machine hybrid, a kind of cyborg cat. In an hour-long procedure, a veterinarian surgeon implanted a microphone in the cat’s ear canal, a small radio transmitter at the base of its skull and a thin wire in its fur. This would allow the cat to innocuously record and transmit sounds from its surroundings. The CIA operatives hoped that they could train the cat…

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