Science fiction. You’re right, it’s crazy. In fact, it’s even worse than that, it’s nuts. You want to hear something really nutty? I heard of a couple guys who want to build something called an airplane, you know you get people to go in and fly around like birds, it’s ridiculous, right? And what about breaking the sound barrier or rockets to the moon? Atomic energy or a mission to Mars? Science fiction, right? Look, all I’m asking is for you to just have the tiniest bit of vision. You know, to just sit back for one minute and look at the big picture. To take a chance on something that just might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity, for the history of history.
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