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Old 12-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by lonestar View Post
sure there are projects, but perhaps something will come of them.. opposed to throwing money at green just because they are morons pet projects and most likely his buds getting the money to accomplish nothing, but line their pockets....

if you want research dollars spent on these projects fund the think tanks at the innovative universities such as Stanford..

Then allow real companies to run with the findings/ideas opposed to start ups that have NO capitol to do so..
Most fundamental R&D has a negative ROI. Only a tiny percentage pays out. It's not something you can do without MASSIVE capital to work with. Only really, really large companies (e.g. IBM) and governments can afford to make those kind of bets.
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