Bad analogy. Just because the Internet was created by Government, it doesn't mean the economic need was not there to develop faster, better and more efficient means of communication. The Internet was built on the work of people like Bell and others who created the early telegraph and telephone systems. All private individuals motivated by personal and economic reasons. If the State did not do it, someone else would have...it's the nature of human achievement. The only difference between the two is this: The State does it with money they steal from me; the individuals do it with their own funds, which allows them to manage risk and expense much more effectively, introducing efficiencies that you will never find in government research labs.