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Crowdfunding Science by Transnational Lottery

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Crowdfunding Science by Transnational Lottery


Why this is important

Big science projects are expensive:

- Manned mission to Mars, no funding.

- Overwhelmingly Large Telescope, no funding.

- Project Cyclops radiotelescope array, no funding.

- Muon collider, no funding.

- Terrestrial Planet Finder, no funding.

When I was a kid in the late 1980s and early 1990s I expected to see humans on Mars and Moon in the early 2000s. I expected to see cheap supersonic flights around the world, spaceflights for ordinary people, and big and powerful particle accelerators. After getting my Master's degree in physics I started to realize that there is no proper funding even for the cheapest projects. Lots of skills and brain power gets lost because there are no enough jobs available for everyone. Big science projects would bring lots of news jobs and innovations. We need new innovations to solve the problems of everyday life (water, energy, poverty, food, education, health). Big science projects will solve these problems, but not without proper funding. The purpose of this petition is to make almost unlimited funding for science possible.

Posted December 10, 2012
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