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The Orbital Perspective by Muhammad Yunus, Astronaut Ron Garan

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CHAPTER EIGHT

Arrested Development

image The rescue of the Chilean miners, like the ISS collaboration and the U.S.–Russia partnership before it, was a great success and a great example of the orbital perspective in action. Despite our technology and resources, however, we still have many crucial problems, and in general we seem to be unable or unwilling to collaborate on a global scale. This is true even in fields such as development work, where we would expect to find—and often do find—a greater percentage of people who understand the orbital perspective and who practice elevated empathy.

INCENTIVIZING CHANGE

In the fall of 2004, I met a twenty-one-year-old ...

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