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DARPA does a podcast

2006 called, it wants its technology back

Vintage PC with floppy drive, dot matrix printer and old school desk phone, steaming coffee: a still life. photo by Shutterstock

US military lunacy department DARPA has begun offering a podcast.

This is cautious move from an agency more famous for being well ahead of the technology curve and creating killer laser beams, cyborg soldiers and telepathic control systems.

Of course the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) also created much of the computer technology we rely on today including GPS, 3D mapping, Arpanet, onion routing and active cyber defence systems.

The podcast will feature interviews with program managers from each of the Agency’s six technical offices — Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology.

Darpa said:

“The goal of Voices from DARPA is to share with listeners some of the institutional know-how, vision, process, and history that together make the “secret sauce” DARPA has been adding to the nation’s innovation ecosystem for nearly 60 years.

"On another level, we at DARPA just want to share the pleasure we all have every day — in the elevator, in the halls, in our meeting rooms — as we learn from each other and swap ideas and strive to change what’s possible.”

The first episode is available from here


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