I'm imagining that eventually, instead of implanting complete devices, tiny 'nanofactories' would be put into the insects. These could produce the devices from within the creature and would also be able to self-replicate into succeeding generations, meaning that the insects could be released and then left to reproduce themselves with their synthetic systems being passed on as well.
With the possibility of reproduction comes the chance for variation and evolution, both of the insect and the synthetic system. So what would the evolved descendants of these creatures look like and what other creatures would prey on them?
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