"It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see ...the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people........ if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?""
Douglas Adams, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, 1986
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Making Space Pay and Having Fun Doing It
Jeff Greason, Head of XCOR, talks about space and civilization in htis inspirational 16 minute video. This quote, about a minute in really struck me:
That's how a Dark Age begins. A Dark Age is not just when you, as a civilization, forget how to do something. It's when you forget that you ever could.