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Take two APIs and call me in the morning: How healthcare research can cure cyber crime

May 28, 2024

Some ideas work better than others. Take DARPA, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Launched by US President Dwight Eisenhower in 1957 response to Sputnik, its job is to create and test concepts that may be useful in thwarting enemies. Along the way, it’s helped make happen GPS, weather satellites, PC technology, and something called the internet.

The country’s current president, Joe Biden, brazenly stole the idea of DARPA (only without the killy stuff in favor of health) to model a new research agency to help the human population better optimize for the meatbags we were born in. Two years ago, ARPA-H was born.

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