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Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future (nytimes.com)
6 points by kensai 10 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite


> Collectively, the five are among the biggest investors in research and development on the planet. According to their earnings reports, they are on track to spend more than $60 billion this year on research and development. By comparison, in 2015, the United States federal government spent about $67 billion on all nondefense-related scientific research.

That's depressing. On the other hand, DARPA has been the force behind a lot of advancements: the Internet, self-driving cars, etc.

I don't understand, if I submitted the same exact link, why did not give a direct point to the oldest thread? It simply created a dupe.

Sometimes a direct link is made, sometimes not. Apologies.

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