Obama is going to be putting about as much non-military money into research as the country is already putting (and will continue to put) into military research. Whatever comes out of this should be interesting... "I believe it is not in our American character to follow—but to lead. And it is time for us to lead once again. I am here today to set this goal: we will devote more than three percent of our GDP to research and development... This represents the largest commitment to scientific research and innovation in American history."