It’s hard to think of fitting opening lines for this story without littering them with adjectives. I am taking refuge in this hair-raising conversation from Interstellar to tell a tale of a tiny little spot on our own beloved Planet Earth.
Prof. Brand: There are so many reasons why our communications might not be getting through.
Murph: I know Professor. I’m not sure, what I’m more afraid of. Them never coming back or… coming back to find we’ve failed.
Prof. Brand: Then let’s succeed. So, back to the fourth iteration. Let’s run it through some new fields.
Murph: With respect Professor, we’ve tried that hundreds of times.
Prof. Brand: It only has to work once, Murph. Continue reading