QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnInteresting to see who is sponsoring this project. As a guess, I reckon the medium-term products will be be on the engineering infrastructure??SponsorsUBS, Intel, IBM - they all want to be a part of the future. They're forward-looking companies, not risk-averse naval gazing ninnies. Take a little risk, go along on this adventure into the unknown - like the early (geographical and intellectual) explorers - Magellan, Cook, Darwin, Crick & Watson etc etc. Who knows what might be found? Sea monsters, black holes that devour the known universe, or new worlds and applications that benefit and sustain mankind for the millenia to come. There is NO DOUBT that there WILL BE some unexpected discoveries along the way, that people (no, not even the great Hawking) have managed to think about. Amazing eh?It's a high risk-high reward scenario, where the risk (a few million each for the main sponsors?) could, as DCFC points out, pay off huge dividends in the future in terms of monetary gain as well as reputational enhancement. Who wants to be seen as a ninnie-nay-sayer? You just look foolish if you're wrong and so what if you're right?Here are the reasons, I can think of, not to build and to conduct the LHC experiment.Risk-averseShort-sightednessFear of the unknownLack of understandingLack of imaginationHave a wonderful day.
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