Why would any company want anything to do with 'government sponsored research' when it would lose all the ability to profit from it? You are so obtuse.Jet engines were developed by researchers working for the British Government. They transferred the technology to the US during World War II. Does GE not "profit from" jet engines?The Internet was developed by government, then transitioned to the private sector. Does no one "make a profit" from the internet?NASA developed better sound recording, better video cameras, better digital storage technologies, better metallurgical alloys, better insulating materials, memory foam, scratch resistant lenses, sewage treatment technologies, improved electron microscopes, carbon nanotube development, advanced lubricants and propellants, aerodynamic modelling and hundreds more. Does no one "profit" from any of these?In robotics, telecommunications, health, safety, transportation and more, government sponsored research has aided private industry in bringing new products and new ideas to market, from which they privately "profit" and from which all of us "profit" in better living.Your attitude is either one of astonishing ignorance or you are merely being a troll. Neither of those alternatives is particularly admirable.
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