Messenger Dog is a communication system that gets hooked up to a dog for use during disasters when normal ways of communication are unavailable. It can record voices or video messages as well so that families can identify and send information to other family members, and even store geographical information. The dogs can work in teams and spread out from a central location, returning to that base camp with data that human volunteers can download and view.

Gizmodo’s post about this concept had me cracking up.