Date: Mon Jun 09 2003 - 16:13:27 MDT
Yes to both of your queries, Dr, Hanson. There is a decided lack of vision or risk taking, regarding this and many other technologies. Joe politician, Bob Investment Banker is extremely wary of such pursuits. As an economist, you must understand, better than most people, that if there is not a perceived desire, the building of these cool, but valuable toys ain't gonna happen.
Dr. Hanson asked:
<<Are you claiming that these won't be done because of an *incorrect* estimate of economic non-viability? Of are you just lamenting the fact that people won't donate enough money to making cool toys happen before they are economically viable? Is that what "lack of vision" means?
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