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    That compare him to Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), since he seems to genuinely want to push the envelope of what's possible.

    I've always been fascinated by the societal shift that happens in the 60s & 70s. The general space age optimism of better things being possible is replaced by a cynicism that believes in the worst about people & institutions. Some point to Kennedy's assassination, Vietnam, Watergate, etc., as the turning points, but it permeates most of society. And it is at the root of why people doubt "big" things, whether it's building new infrastructure, a healthcare plan, or sending human beings to Mars.

    I mean why did we stop having World's fairs? The closest thing we have to them nowadays are the TED talks, and I would bet most people don't even know what they are.

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