I read a report earlier this year about a cure for AIDS. The originating technology was discovered at Brigham Young University in Utah. They are a Church school; Church of the Latter Day Saints to be exact, a.k.a. Mormons.
BYU is filing a patent but licensed the commercialization of the tech to a small public company. The owners of the company only hold 10%. I believe the rest is public stock.
I think it would be cool if we the people owned that stock forever more; or at least until the cure is distributed to all that will ever need it. Actually the cure for AIDS is just one of many things that the original tech is good for. It looks to me like a really important development.
If Big Business were to own that company and make the tech a product modeled after so many other things out there, i.e. just another way to rape we the people, then, well, that'd be a damn shame. Maybe BYU would pull their agreement if that happened, idk. It'd be interesting to know how that would go but on the other hand.. why risk it...
Their stock goes for just over $2 USD a share and there is about 16 million shares. I figure it's not an undo-able plan to make it a GRASSroots success.
here is their stock page:
and here's a link to the one and only press release of the drug findings, those guys sure aren't into publicity:
but they do know how to lobby-the Mormons were the ones to first lobby to make grass illegal. and they were successful; Utah was the first state to criminalize it.