DARPA is looking for underground tunnels and Twitter has questions

DARPA is looking for underground tunnels and Twitter has questions

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) went viral Wednesday. The agency posted a tweet with a link to a request for information seeking — and this is where things start to get interesting — “underground urban tunnels and facilities that may be available to support research and experimentation associated with ongoing and future research initiatives.” “The ideal space would be a human-made underground environment spanning several city blocks w/ complex layout & multiple stories, including atriums, tunnels & stairwells,” a second tweet read. “Spaces that are currently closed off from pedestrians or can be temporarily used for testing are of interest.” Denizens of Twitter had thoughts, questions and, naturally, conspiracy theories. The tweet, as of this article’s publication, received over 700 retweets and 1,300 likes, which, judging by the engagement on the agency’s other recent tweets, is a lot for DARPA . DARPA’s very good social media manager encouraged the interaction, too. “We are definitely not looking for new places to keep all the Demogorgons,” one Twitter user tweeted at the agency, referring to the creatures from the Stranger Things series. “Please. Demogorgons are such a Department of Energy thing,” the agency’s account responded. So what’s the deal […]

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