>> When you planning on releasing your own DARPAnet?
Unlike space travel, the Internet was an inevitability like the light bulb and phone. Not a good example of taxpayer funded initiatives. The JFK Moon effort was a quasi Military operation.
I’m a big proponent of NASA, but I view NASA as an extension of the Military in terms of resource requirements, security, deregulated operating liberty, etc.
The notion the govt must be involved in the advancement of society if there’s to be any is a fallacy save the Military/NASA scenarios.
>>the Military/NASA scenarios.
Energy independence wouldn’t have strategic Military value?