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Survey: Is DARPA more like "Skynet" or "The Borg"?

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While I dare write it.

It is a research system and means to get funds to explore and research.

If you had mentioned some pig in the reference I would have thought you were closer to the mark.

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Ahhhh, I will have to disagree, DARPA is it's own Entity

Dear R. Proffitt,
I will have to disagree with you on this one. Yes DARPA acts as a research system for the military and other branches of the U.S. Government but DARPA is it's own quasi-government entity thereby allowed to circumvent certain U.S. Government restrictions and oversight. This is quite evident by viewing the government contracts they have approved. If you take a look at DARPA's charter (links below), the first line indicates:

"to prevent technological surprise from harming U.S. national
security by sponsoring revolutionary and innovative high-payoff research"

DARPA justifies practically all of their actions in guise of national security. The Project On Government Oversight aka (POGO) has found situations where DARPA will act completely independent of any and all government agencies because the directors of DARPA are not required to report to congress on their activities.

So I will have to disagree with you R. Proffitt. Sorry. Sad<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">

The Project On Government Oversight: POGO Links

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So there is a pig involved?

Or terms related to pigs. Thanks for the update.

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