Opportunities to reorganize situations tend to elude our grasp when they are big and contextual–that is, when they involve perceiving trends and taking action to shake up our own or other’s ecosystems.

And opportunities to improve our powers, our capabilities, tend to escape recognition because they involve manipulating processes and experimenting with causal possibilities that compose what we do, and that are normally considered too small to understand and exploit. ¬†Richard Feynman’s exhortation that “There’s always room down below” gave birth to the exploration of nanotechnology.