Thank you for your very well thought-out response.
The issue is the "what" that is being done in the first place. Is that "what" a desirable "what" from the point of view of everyone NOT involved in sharing profits from it?
So the problem as you see it is not so much a matter of economics and science coming together; as what happens next. That makes sense.
Aside from ethical issues, some of the things that you're concerned about would seem to be very impractical, even from a long term financial standpoint. I'm aware that companies are accountable to their stockholders, but it all just seems so shortsighted even if greed is your only motivation.
Needless to say, destroying the world really isn’t a very profitable, long-term business strategy.