To read some recent news blogs, one gets the idea that the CIA is unpleased by their inability to anticipate many recent events. Middle east national uprisings being one example. So they are asking you and me to help! You would go here About the Project Â« Forecasting World Events begin to sign up, and maybe later they will ask you for advice. My advice is that if you do push the button, look up your old SAT and ACT scores first, if you took those exams. You will be asked. I though it looked interesting so I did the questionnaire. Perhaps it won't work out, with me working for the Chinese Academy of Sciences and all. But we can sort that out later. Now the IARPA web site does not appear to say CIA anywhere. But the newsbloggers do, so I wll assume that this is in service of the American Intelligence Community. Plenty of smart cookies at PriusChat, witches, etc. We ought to be able to fix them right up. <- closest thing to a spy smiley?