This talk takes a sledge hammer to the idea that government funding of science and technology is a waste and slows innovation. At a time when everyone needs to heed the call that American science is broken, this talk single-handedly champions the idea that government IS the risk taker in the market, rather than the risk-fixer.
The internet, gps, Siri, touchscreen, etc - all stated below to be birthed with seed money from the Uncle Sam. Bottom line, if you like your cell phone, then you will like the next thing (federally-funded) scientists and engineers create too.
Stand up for congressional members and candidates that support science for they in turn will make funding decisions that will support future luxuries of a modern world, not to mention a growing stock market spurred by revolutionary products.