Wired News: A Peek Inside the Secret World: You know society is headed in the right direction when there’s an International Spy Museum. How long before they get some spy satellites or the Anti-Rocket Laser Cannon?
“Back before electronic communications were possible, spies shot secret messages into forts using bows and arrows. Later, agents secreted sensitive missives inside silver balls, which they then swallowed. Hot air balloons, telegraph systems and cameras were also among the technologies that were quickly adopted by spies.
‘Better technology has often come about due to governments’ and spies’ constant desire to know more and relay information more quickly,’ said Poteat.”