From the Davos speech by Trump in January:

The great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century — from penicillin, to high-yield wheat, to modern transportation, and breakthrough vaccines — have lifted living standards and saved billions of lives around the world. And we’re continuing to work on things that you’ll be hearing about in the near future that, even today, sitting here right now, you wouldn’t believe it’s possible that we have found the answers. You’ll be hearing about it. But we have found answers to things that people said would not be possible — certainly not in a very short period of time.

But the wonders of the last century will pale in comparison to what today’s young innovators will achieve because they are doing things that nobody thought even feasible to begin. We continue to embrace technology, not to shun it. When people are free to innovate, millions will live longer, happier, healthier lives.

Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, from his address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2020.

Then came the pandemic and its hysterical responses, and now the race riots and mob iconoclasm. What if Trump was talking about very specific things, things he knows to be developing in a technical pipeline but we do not — what if he is not just blowing smoke?

Remember that Biden also promised, not long ago, a cure for cancer?

What if major technological breakthroughs are on the brink, and the competing tribes in government are trying to leverage their positions to take credit for them?