SCIENCE DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY!!!
Everything that led up to applied research started out as basic research with no foreseeable end product.
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Actually, the majority of all scientific and technological advancements in human history are merely improvements on existing ideas.
That's not to say research with no planned application is pointless, but there are certainly some things that needn't be studied as they are either plainly obvious or a clear waste of money that could be better spent elsewhere.0