[hackerspaces] DARPA Selects Hackerspace Space Program for contract negotiation

Volatile Compound volatilecompound at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 10:49:04 CEST 2012

What issues?  DARPA is fucking awesome!  Free money for orbital guns or 
their local non-union equivalent?  SIGN ME RIGHT THE HELL UP.

- skroo.

On 4/4/12 6:26 AM, Pete Prodoehl wrote:
> The more I think about these issues, the harder it gets to decouple
> everything...
> In seeing this article:
> http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/164/ekso-bionics there's all this
> stuff about helping people who have been injured, but there's also bits
> about the military, and the funding, and I wonder if people would say
> they can't support such a thing, because even though it helps people
> walk who might never walk again, it's also got military applications.
> Again, technology isn't good or evil, but how it's used by people and
> organizations determines such things. (And your own viewpoint of course.)
> Pete
> RasterWeb!
> http://rasterweb.net/raster/
> On 4/4/12 1:24 AM, Thorsten Haas wrote:
>> Jerry Isdale, wrote:
>>> Today I got an email from DARPA stating that they have selected our
>>> "Hackerspace Space Program" for contract negotiation.
>> Congratulations! I recognize your effort to put tax dollars to work.
>> You're already facing a bit of a shit storm. So you're aware that by
>> tapping the funding of a nation state's defense program, you'll
>> certainly be nominated for this year's Wernher-von-Braun award!
>> Not sure if you sold out an international idea to the military of a
>> single nation or niftily funneled tax money otherwise intended for
>> evil[tm] into an international, awesome project.
>> "It's always been the doers, the risk takers, the makers of things".
>> We'll see how you perform.
>> Until then, I'll stock up my strategic popcorn supply to have enough
>> while reading the flame war on this topic.
>> Best regards, best of luck and call the ethics hotline if unsure,
>> skytee
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