"What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince (1943)
We focus on the kind of things that most people overlook, intangible resources, invisibles, yet that stand in the light & in plain sight, things like, the power of biological time.
“Nature shows us only the tail of the `lion´, but I do not doubt that the lion belongs to it even though he cannot at once reveal himself because of his enormous size – Albert Einstein (1914)
We gravitate towards age-old-evolved & untapped biotechnological platforms that have enabled certain special critters to out-survive a gauntlet of real-world-extreme & unforgiving environments, & spanned eons. For all practical purposes we're talking about hacking end-state biological platforms that are fundamental to life, what Einstein called `lion´.
"Remember that you are a Black Swan.”
– Nassim N. Taleb (2009)
At first glance, the wonders we seek may seem like something out-the-pages of a dreamed-up fantastic jungle-book: highly improbable if not impossible. Indeed, from the outside looking in we may seem to be playing a very low odds, too near-zero kind of game, but appearances can fool, near-zero is not quite zero, perspective, time & insider knowledge matter. And, the improbable may hide untold possibilities & opportunities that may be so profoundly transformative as to be ground-shifting, say, tectonic.