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People Are Wondering Why DARPA Advertised for Urban Tunnels?

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Tunnelby Alex Horton, National Post

he Pentagon’s research arm turned Twitter into a Craigslist post recently, soliciting the country for lightly used urban tunnels and underground facilities “able to host research & experimentation.”

But to do what exactly?

In its tweet, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA, didn’t exactly spell out why it needed vast networks of “university-owned or commercially managed” space to turn into temporary development lairs.

Perhaps most famously, DARPA’s research led to what we know as the internet — which means the agency developed technology in the 1960s that was used to bewilder large swaths of the public in 2019.

So what do they want?

First, there was confusion as to why the agency needed such facilities in a short amount of time, deepening the mystery of the request. The agency posted photos of descending escalators and dank subterranean hallways dotted with trash and hanging wires.

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