Of Pirates and NASA Spin-offs

Captain Jack Sparrow (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

“The only rules that really matter are these…what a man can do and what a man can’t do.”

Captain Jack Sparrow

For instance:

A man cannot anticipate, with complete precision, ANY future space exploration spin-off benefits.

However, any man who can read past the end of his own nose can read about the NASA spin-offs of the past.

He cannot read them all in a day, there are far too many.  It would most likely take a month or two at least.

However…the man can, after reading the histories of only a fraction of said archived spin-offs, get caught up in and overwhelmed by thoughts of the secondary effects of said spin-offs and their far-reaching permutations on our current society.

However, once thus infected by the number of spin-off technologies he uses every day, he most likely cannot suppress the momentum of his own brain as it projects how far those same spin-offs (and their miriad of continuing, collective permutations) are going to go in the future.

Then again, a man can still gather his thoughts and remember that he only engaged in that particular line of thinking in the first place after having only read about the said spin-offs of PAST space exploration glory.

A man cannot possibly predict, with ANY precision, the future space program spin-off benefits.

However, a man CAN get excited about them, whatever they will be, and work to take the actions necessary to make them possible.

Can’t he?

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~ by Bill Housley on May 13, 2011.

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