it's difficult to demonstrate that an experiment is valuable when you can't even demonstrate that it's replicable
Duh. That's because an experiment that is not replicable has *no* value.
"Already invited? We've temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon."
With that, what good is an invite anyway?
In a five year period we can get one superb programming language. Only we can't control when the five year period will begin.