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[deleted] t1_j6b4ssc wrote



aquarain t1_j6bq6dg wrote

You've underestimated the weight of "Advanced" in "Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency". Those megabrains are way out there on the speculative defense benefits.

The stuff you're speculating about them funding someday went operational in the 90's. And a whole lot more you never imagined. The stuff they're funding now is way further out there.


up_down_underwater t1_j6bwhgf wrote

I’ve heard something similar to “if a new technology is being divulged to the public, assume that the US military has been using the tech for anywhere between 30-50 years already” from multiple sources.

Compare the (actual) beginning of “project Oxcart” with the release of SR-71 “news” in the late 80’s and this logic seems pretty solid.