I do agree that military advancements are proceeding without consideration of costs. But I see it as a great, government run issue. Often government research and programs are created without considering a budget. In the private sector, your success is judge on whether or not your projects are completed within budget. I do not see this budget consciousness in our government.
Yes, defense research is advancing without consideration of cost or other practical roadblock, but it must begin to look at costs if it wants to be successful. The military costs so much money that the only way we can continue to afford it is if the military makes cheaper tools.
We need to stop funneling money into defense research and start to put that money to better use. Our schools are widely underfunded, as are the arts. We also need to put money into medical research, libraries, infrustriucture, helping the homeless, and into healthcare funding. We need to support the elderly and the disabled.
Defense research is actually advancing without consideration of the cost or other practical roadblocks. This is evidenced by the worthiness of the Navy weapon which costs $1 million. Security is the number one aspect that should be considered and therefore the ammunition that should be used to protect us have been hyped and therefore very expensive.