Ten CIA-Funded Start-Ups

Screen Shot 2013-09-16 at 2.25.15 PMCourtesy of The Kernel comes this list of ten CIA-funded start-ups: Rocket technology, language recognition software, devices to see through walls. “Q” needs to step up his game.

Here’s one: Soundbite, from Sonitus Medical:

Sonitus Medical manufacture a product called SoundBite, a bone conduction prosthetic hearing device. In essence it is a hearing aid type system that utilises an in-mouth hearing device. Sonus medical plan to use their technology for future treatments of hearing disorders such as mixed hearing loss and tinnitus.

Of course In-Q-Tel might see other future uses for a hidden in-mouth communication platform.

Go examine grandma’s dentures and click through here to read more.


  • Ted Heistman

    I am not a big fan of the CIA, but according to Jan Irvin they created Rock and Roll, the Psychedelic movement, the counterculture and integration, so I am giving them a second look. Love me some Rock and Roll! Integration is cool too!

    • DeepCough

      Well, they didn’t create the Psychedelic movement intentionally: the story goes that, as most might know, the CIA had a store of LSD which it used on random people as a sort of truth serum to root out Communists. But one day, a barrel of it went missing, and all of a sudden, people got into the concept of getting high, free love, and sitars.

      • moremisinformation

        It didn’t go missing. It was Captain Al Hubbard…the Johnny Appleseed of LSD

        • Ted Heistman

          I thought it was the Bankers. That’s just how they roll.

          • sonicbphuct

            bankers are only good for coke.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
    is the bastard father of the internet

    • ishmael2009

      I thought Al Gore invented the internet?

      • InfvoCuernos

        Al Gore was just the creepy guy that was always trying to get up on the internet’s mom.

  • InfvoCuernos

    I’ll take a handheld x-ray machine please!

  • jasonpaulhayes

    Facebook is a brainchild of In-Q-Tel