Why don't you try educating yourself a bit?
Firstly, science is an economy. A massive one. It creates jobs, generates money and drives progress.
Secondly, we have to experiment without knowing the outcome. We are doing now with quantum physics what people like Faraday did in the 1800s with electricity - and their experiments gave birth to the modern world. Imagine what these new physics will do?
No it isn't.
I didn't know caves came with internet access.