Find the red balloons

The people who gave us the internet (who, rather alarmingly, work in the Department of Defense) are now studying us.

They’re releasing ten weather balloons today, and giving $40,000 to the first person to report the locations of all ten. They figure this will require social networking, and they’re going to study how the winning group did this.

It’s quite clever. Maybe the balloon boy’s father should join a group.

But it’s also quite spooky. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) also invented the bionic hand, a dog robot, a remote-controlled beetle, and this:

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