quote: That’s pretty naive thinking.
quote: Back when atoms were just a theory, understanding them seemed like a bunch of academic chest thumping too. Who knew it would lead to everything from the atom bomb to cancer treatments?
quote: Today’s understanding is tomorrows invention.
quote: Another point worth noting is that the majority of current technology is simply improvements made 1960s era tech...in other words, our level of innovation has hit a plateau.
quote: Just wait until graphene and other nano-materials take us into the next major revolution: super-conductor like materials, super-capacitors, nano-computing, new ultra-light products, etc.
quote: I think that pure science has its place, and the benefits of the LHC are somewhat unknown now. It might be that it takes us into a new future of infinite sub-atomic power, I don't know. The costs of pure science needs to be measured with the costs of practical science. They both must have a place or practical science will not move nearly as quickly without pure science pushing it forward.
quote: I'm still waiting for my hoverboard and video phone.