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Time names intel community’s A-Space of the its best 2008 inventions

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Time magazine has put out its best inventions of the year list for several years now.

The big winner was…

The Retail DNA Test

Your genome used to be a closed book. Now a simple, affordable test can shed new light on everything from your intelligence to your biggest health risks. Say hello to your dna — if you dare

They also have bullets that shoot bullets, the new Mars rover, but there at number 32… Facebook for spies.

Secret agents are people too. They’re just very scary people who know lots of classified information. So don’t they deserve a social network of their own? That’s why in September, the Federal Government launched A-Space, a highly restricted Facebook-style website that’s designed to encourage the sharing of ideas and information among members of the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and the U.S.’s 13 other intelligence services. (If you can name them all, you’re probably already on A-Space.) They still use Facebook to break up with each other like the rest of the world, though.

See Time’s full list here.

Written by cdorobek

November 7, 2008 at 8:40 AM