Bob Berman's strange universe: If you were in charge
April 2007: Sending in your coolest mega-project is the same one that makes every astro-nerd drool.
Humans naturally wonder: What do we do next? And by "we" I don't mean the "we" who watch TV lying down because it's too much trouble to sit up. I mean the "we" who discovered penicillin, built the pyramids, and invented trash bag twist-ties. The brilliant "we." The "we" who launched GPS, rather than the "we" who cranked the Titanic's engines to full speed in seawater the temperature of a Slurpee.