Originally Posted by son_of_siggy
God forbid the government invest in technologies that could one day change the world and how we operate within it. I think people in general have very little idea of the number of innovations and technologies we use everyday that started via government investment.
There are a lot of great articles out there, from both sides of the political coin, that highlight some of the innovations that have occurred based on government-funded research and development.
It's easy for stuff like this to make news because government is an easy target, but overall these investments have been profitable in the long haul. Good news like that is rarely reported.
If it was worth investing in, it would attract plenty of private investment just like everything else. Government has no business investing in these companies and has regularly picked the loosers as of late.