The July issue of Vanity Fair magazine has an article about the birth of what we today know as the Internet, including the very basic evolvement of the digital age.
What is notable about the early stages of this development is the huge investment made by the federal government. Without the millions of early dollars in support of the most basic research, the rapid and widespread advance of the incipient technology would possibly not have occurred.
The funding of this basic science made it possible for the U.S. to lead the rest of the world and to become the dominant force in the burst of technology.
One has to wonder if the same creativity and progress would not occur if the federal government would fund the so-far widely spread out efforts at the very basic level in the field of alternative energy and other “green” science.
Until there is a concerted effort, with the money it will take to make significant strides in this most crucial technology, the U.S. is wasting time and effort.