Some argue that scientific
should be under the full control of
authorities. While governments indeed have to play a critical role in technological development, I believe that cooperation between
and private funds could better serve the purpose.
There are various reasons why people believe that scientific
should be controlled by governments.
, due to its distinct feature, requires tremendous effort, time and money. It is assumed that only the
, with the well-being of the whole society bear in mind, could invest in these projects continuously and will not sacrifice the long-term goal for a temporary financial gain.
, some scientific projects, if left unregulated, are likely to cause some social or ethical controversies, and
compromise the value of the society.
, genetic editing has led to plenty of disputes and is currently under
, part of the
funding comes from tax revenue, on
account, people want their tax money spent under the scrutiny of
, as long as these scientific projects are led by the
, I believe the participation of private companies will definitely contribute to the ultimate goal. The main reason is that
officials are no experts in either the scientific or business sector, while since private funds are profit-driven, they are more specialized in the commercialization of scientific results. With real economic gains generated by those
, relevant personnel could feel more motivated to carry out
officials sometimes are shorthanded and lack efficiency. Without
collaboration, they could easily be overwhelmed by massive work and communication.
In conclusion, I believe that scientific
could be better carried out and commercialized with the collaboration of the
and private companies, provided they can be strictly regulated by officials.