Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by longknife, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. longknife
    Offline

    longknife Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    Messages:
    25,205
    Thanks Received:
    8,349
    Trophy Points:
    900
    Location:
    Sin City
    Ratings:
    +13,582
    -- Information Week @ War News Updates

    Check out some of the latest technologies to win funding from In-Q-Tel, the venture investment arm of the CIA and other intelligence agencies. That's the first step toward use by agents and analysts.

    From DNA Analysis To Wearable Videocams

    [​IMG]

    Remember the Semi-Submersible, the Digital X-Ray Detector Panel, or the Dragonfly Insectothopter? They're artifacts in the CIA museum, a collection of spy gadgets, weapons, and memorabilia that goes back 100 years.

    U.S. intelligence agencies have long depended on research and development in new technologies to support their surveillance work and analysis. Today's spy gear in many cases is surprisingly accessible. In-Q-Tel, the venture investment arm of the CIA and other intelligence agencies, regularly backs companies whose products are commercially available, including some consumer technologies.

    Read more ....Spy Tech: 10 CIA-Backed Investments -- InformationWeek

    My Comment: A very impressive list. :cool:
     
  2. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    I think everyone one of those have real world uses. Of course those are probably the 10 that have real world uses and not the 100 investments that have no real purpose but costs millions. Cool all the same.
     
  3. Matthew
    Offline

    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    49,755
    Thanks Received:
    4,609
    Trophy Points:
    1,885
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Ratings:
    +15,215
    Emptystep,

    Technology is advanced with 1 success for many failures. Understand that it is worth it to get that advance.

    who knows that advance could be a cure for cancer? Heart disease? warp drive??? Who knows.
     
  4. emptystep
    Offline

    emptystep VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,654
    Thanks Received:
    220
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +221
    Holy shit. Does the same go for green tech?
     
  5. Matthew
    Offline

    Matthew Blue dog all the way!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    49,755
    Thanks Received:
    4,609
    Trophy Points:
    1,885
    Location:
    Portland Oregon
    Ratings:
    +15,215
    yes,
     
  6. LAfrique
    Offline

    LAfrique VIP Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,416
    Thanks Received:
    66
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings:
    +69
    Though a techie and strongly believe in technological advancement, I am however very uncomfortable with government spending billions allover the world to spy on people.

    The US has hi-tech spying devices in Hawaii (infuriating native Hawaiians), and in several other places around the world. Who, by the way, is the US government always spying on?


    The last I checked, most crooks and hardcore criminals are within the US government. Thus, why spend all these billions worldwide in spying?
     

Share This Page