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[On the practical applications of particle physics research with the Large Hadron Collider.] Sometimes the public says, What's in it for Numero Uno? Am I going to get better television reception? Am I going to get better Internet reception? Well, in some sense, yeah. All the wonders of quantum physics were learned basically from looking at atom-smasher technology. But let me let you in on a secret: We physicists are not driven to do this because of better color television. That's a spin-off. We do this because we want to understand our role and our place in the universe.