research organization WAS Re: Submolecular nanotech

Raymond G. Van De Walker (
Sun, 23 May 1999 23:10:37 PDT

On Tue, 18 May 1999 12:58:55 -0400 jonwill <> writes:
> Efficiency of funds spent on R&D could be increased through a global
>research consortium that monitors all such activity to help coordinate
>guide all R&D efforts.

It would also be subject to the prejudices of the consortium. Why not let scientists and philosophers own the principles they discover, and license them for use? This gives researchers access to all kinds of funding. It also focuses research on human needs. Finally, it reduces the significance of credentials.

There might well be duplication of effort, but if disclosure were required for licensing,
(like it is for patenting), openness would not be a problem.

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