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Old June 19 2012, 01:25 AM   #181
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
"Promising research" doesn't mean "practical, economical application." Lots of stuff looks "promising" in the lab and on paper, until you try to gear it up for mass production and realize it's critically flawed. Such is life. Would you stake your life on "promising research" or something you know actually works?
I've been watching "promising research," even "breakthroughs" in finding a cure for cancer for fifty years.
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