I am so totally behind this if if leads to me getting a jetpack or a rocket car.
This reminds me of one of my favourite exchanges on the West Wing about technology development during the Cold War (and implicitly about NASA):
Leo: My generation never got the future it was promised... Thirty-five years later, cars, air travel is exactly the same. We don't even have the Concorde anymore. Technology stopped.
Josh: The personal computer...
Leo: A more efficient delivery system for gossip and pornography? Where's my jet pack, my colonies on the Moon?