The CIA is trying to be cool and hip these days, which is weird.
We already know the CIA are literally spies for the government. There are jokes upon jokes about agents from both the FBI and CIA monitoring people's private computer use:
My assigned FBI agent every time I take a selfie on my phone https://t.co/bp2mptvlhc— 𝙅𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙎 ᴮᵁᵀ ᴳᴬᵞ (@𝙅𝘼𝙈𝙀𝙎 ᴮᵁᵀ ᴳᴬᵞ) 1551082345.0
my FBI agent seeing me through my laptop camera be*ting my me*t twice in a row https://t.co/PH6PXR0SJZ— louis (@louis) 1551185099.0
My new FBI agent talking to my old FBI agent https://t.co/5gANBSHzhR— 🦋 (@🦋) 1551059855.0
What my FBI agent sees https://t.co/NhvcGkTUPO— hennifer (@hennifer) 1550949801.0
This is what my FBI agent hears through my phone while i’m in the shower https://t.co/06rJue83qy— Rihana Maria stan (@Rihana Maria stan) 1550937019.0
And now the CIA is getting down with the youths of today, making us all feel a little like we're watching this:
The agency posted a Twitter poll asking which of Wakanda (from Marvel's Black Panther) technologies US citizens would like to see happen in the future.
The choices were virtual cars, the communicative vibranium wristlets known as kimoyo beads, the Panther habit (aka the Black Panther's vibranium-woven suit), and "lesotho blankets" which we're pretty sure means "basotho blankets," which already exist. Lesotho is a micronation within South Africa....not a blanket. Nice work, CIA.
Which fictional Wakandan technology would you most like to see made real in the future? #ReelvsRealCIA #BlackPanther #Oscars— CIA (@CIA) 1551061591.0
People are pretty freaked out about this whole thing.
Why are the CIA asking? Just for funsies, or are we going to start seeing vibranium make a market appearance in the USA?
@CIA Really ?!— Shahriar 👑💙 (@Shahriar 👑💙) 1551061962.0
@CIA The ability to prevent CIA coups and western colonization.— fry man 🏴 (@fry man 🏴) 1551107262.0
@CIA Cia I don’t know what any of these thing are but you guys should start using rhinos for war like in black panther— connor donahue (@connor donahue) 1551062894.0
@CIA https://t.co/BtusxSllhs— Mr. Wonderful 🇺🇸 (@Mr. Wonderful 🇺🇸) 1551062190.0
The CIA also recently tweeted a poll asking netizens if they thought vibranium was real.
Um, no? It's been fictional since it first appeared in Daredevil in 1966????
In #BlackPanther, a unique metal called #vibranium helped the fictional African nation of #Wakanda become the most… https://t.co/vM9uGouUc5— CIA (@CIA) 1551058234.0
The #vibranium in Black Panther’s suit protects him from kinetic damage, & vibranium sneakers are both super-quiet… https://t.co/i8YaN69pRt— CIA (@CIA) 1551058955.0
The magic metal from #Wakanda might not exist, but there are real-life materials that possess some similar qualitie… https://t.co/lejdXKRPVH— CIA (@CIA) 1551058992.0
People were absolutely vicious in their comebacks to the agency.
@CIA Colonizers asking too many questions as usual— MaUmiSay (@MaUmiSay) 1551080233.0
@CIA Why you wanna know? You wanna invade that too? @cia— zellie (@zellie) 1551064608.0
@CIA https://t.co/QCcKCH1N68— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1551063378.0
@CIA I did not think Vibranium was real, until the CIA went out of their way to tell me it's not.— William of 🅱askerville 💀🇻🇦 (@William of 🅱askerville 💀🇻🇦) 1551072477.0
What exactly is the CIA up to?
@CIA Less focus on fictional technology and more focus on minimizing y’alls imperialist actions. K, thnx.— Praxis Makes Perfect (@Praxis Makes Perfect) 1551063376.0
@CIA Is this really a question for the CIA to be wondering? Shouldn't you be doing something else? I guess I'm str… https://t.co/0Mxs9vCB0x— Cloudwalker (@Cloudwalker) 1551061793.0
@CIA This is keeping us safe? Time better spent admitting you killed Kennedy. 👍👍👍— Bill Watkins (@Bill Watkins) 1551116864.0
@CIA What is happening!???? https://t.co/dpo9GT3Tua— not Paniz (@not Paniz) 1551084975.0
It almost seems like, with the amount of political turmoil, this really isn't the kind of thing that the CIA needs to spend energy on.
It makes us feel like they're actively working on making vibranium and also virtual cars.
@CIA Do y’all have a hookup on some good vibranium?— Kevin Wald (@Kevin Wald) 1551061682.0
@CIA You guys would be planning to overthrow T'challa to get at the Vibranium— Guy-Manuel Miranda (@Guy-Manuel Miranda) 1551117175.0
@CIA You guys are waay too busy for this— C.O. 9876 (@C.O. 9876) 1551074478.0
@CIA The worst part about this question shows that who ever runs this account didn't watch the movie. Wakanda kept… https://t.co/iqkEzyQtuv— Mother of None (@Mother of None) 1551070666.0
In case you're curious, "Virtual Cars" was the clear winner of the Twitter poll:
Looks like the Wakandan tech w/the most votes is: Virtual cars. Our CIA scientist, “Rebecca,” says she’d be most e… https://t.co/CimcPRCi0V— CIA (@CIA) 1551062295.0
Now, what exactly is the CIA going to do with that information???