If all your options are bad, your only option is to make a bad choice.
cf the dumpster fire falling off a cliff and sliding into the sea that is the 2016 election.
I believe the real solution would be to invest the billions in AI.
Do you want terminators? Because that's how you get terminators.
Build an AI and ask it to eliminate all diseases.
Better to blow it all on beer and dressing monkeys up as civil war reenactors. That way we keep the number of gunshot wounds down to a reasonable level.