The only way to learn to fly is to fly: Regina Dugan at TED2012
Photos: James Duncan Davidson
"Be nice to nerds..." As the opening slide from a TEDTalk, not too surprising. As the opening line from Regina Dugan, the director of DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), kind of ominous. But the projects she demonstrated are extraordinary, and how they get there, even more so.
If you want to understand how, ask yourself this question, "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" It's an uncomfortable question, because it forces you to realize that the fear of failure holds you back.