Cross-state global research and development funds

Recently we were discussing self replicating machines as a way to organize an easily scalable mass production lines in modern world (take a look at it in physics.stackexchange and ai.stackexchange).

There we came to an idea that there are completely no technical troubles with it, the main problem with it is just in appropriate fundings.

As often seen in modern science/research/development, the only problem is with funding. The problems with this scale require some solid funds for a large amount of time. That is not compatible with modern financial world, that is aiming at low term profits in simple stuff. Both states and commercial sectors (venture firms) are not currently able or willing to fund it due to uncertainties.

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