Now that was a dry read.
Maybe reasearch is drying because it is boring?
Actually, I know some people that worked for other companies and invented something significant. Right now, only the company is known for the invention even though if it weren't for an individual, it may not have happened. (sure without the backing of the company it also may not have happened, or at least would have took longer, but maybe they could have 'shared' the credit?)
I think several things are what's killing research:
People afraid to invent something without the advanced assurance they will get credit if successful.
Or the oposite . . .
People afraid to invent something because they may get sued if upon release into the market, a flaw is discovered.
Companies afraid to procede with a project, fearing it will undercut their current money making products.
What can we do?
I dunno, I am not a researcher, but a start would be to have a more colorful writer write that article instead of a researcher, so more people could get though it.
DANG DANG! DANG!!™
I know ***** ripped off everybody else, but they wouldn't do it to me.
"When you use bottom feed for bait, you are only going to catch bottom feeders."
"You do what you are, and you are what you do."