“Dangerous because that lack of marvel, the lack of being inspired by these feats, can very easily (and largely has) lead to us forgetting the great effort that went into things such as our cars and our cellphones.” I agree. Which makes me wonder why any one person or company should reap the profits, benefits and royalty of something that took many years of breakthroughs and scientific discoveries before they could ever be brought to fruition then developed into a product people can actually use. No one gets onto a commercial jet and says; “Wow, those Wright brothers were completely crazy (and truly inspirational), but thanks to their crazy ideas, they helped make all of this possible.” It’s probably more along the lines of; “This is capitalism at work. Forget who made it all possible. Just make sure our bottom line doesn’t affect our shareholder’s profits.” Then you have other people, like me, who think about our planet being the size of a pinhead in retrospect to our great Universe. The Tower of Babel was a great accomplishment, but mother nature had the last say. Hurricane Hermine might have the last say as it sits along the shore of the east coast. Be careful in those towers and jets. Would hate for anyone to get lost in seclusion.