Research: Where would we be without it? Take solar energy, something I know about.
Everything and every material needs to be tested. When you build a new kind of solar collector, it needs to be researched for energy output and how long it will last on a rooftop. You just don’t say, “This collector looks good,” and manufacture hundreds of them without the research. If you do build them without the research, you are just a fool and out the cost if they don’t work or just fall apart.
It’s like saying to someone that has never designed anything, “Design me a solar system.” Design is part of the research; knowing how a solar system works.
Research is what’s needed today. And we don’t have it on the scale needed. I would think with what we know today that clean and free energy would be the first thing on our minds; the power to think and reason.
And yes, there is free and clean energy. It’s called the sun.