from the Future Communications Laboratory

The funding needed for this facility is not minimal. Startup costs alone are well into the tens of millions, and that would be only for the basic model. To some, considering this kind of money for such a project seems so impossible, it borders on the ridiculous. But we really are only talking about the cost of a Hollywood movie, a professional athlete's salary, or a single attack submarine or stealth bomber. The priorities of society are such that our best minds and efforts are lost to a philosophy that if it cannot produce financial gain, it is not worth doing--at the expense of the truth and our environment.