We can build the starship USS Enterprise according to BTE Dan’s grand plans. With meticulous attention to detail Dan has over many years assembled the schematics and planning information required to build a starhip using today’s technology.
Building a craft that would dwarf the pyramids is no easy venture. Estimated to cost $50 billion a year for 20 years, just under a trillion dollars total. The costs may initially seem high but you are building a an Enterprise starship. A completely self-contained spaceship for exploring the stars.
In contrast the TARP bank bailout fund in the US was funded with $700 million USD while other governments around the world also threw 10’s of billions of dollars at the problem. The trillion dollar price tag for the Enterprise doesn’t seem so bad in such context.