Worries Over Defense Department Money for ‘Hackerspaces’

A recent NY Times article discuses DARPA’s role as an active financer of hackerspaces. The military organization’s money is being given to similar high school programs as well, prompting concern about their role in American education.

At the Hackers on Planet Earth conference, hacker Sean Auritisaid made the following remark when explaining how he felt DARPA would influence hackerspaces through military related funding initiatives, “If you grow a piece of celery in red water, it’s going to be red.”

What implications could military funding in schools have?


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