Michael Belfiore – The Department of Mad Scientists

David speaks with author Michael Belfiore about his new book, The Department of Mad Scientists: How DARPA is Remaking Our World from the Internet to Artificial Limbs. DARPA stands for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and was part of the US government’s response to Sputnik with its mission to ensure that America was always ahead of the technological curve. DARPA, though a Department of Defense Operation, has produced countless new technologies over the years with commercial applications including the internet, robotic surgery, and GPS satellite devices.

Original Air Date: 04-26-2010