Just a quick update: no one has asked me to give a TED talk yet this year, so I grabbed the bull by the hoof and filmed my own. I have to say, I just watched it and it's borderline incredible, and I think my wife agrees - her precise compliment a few minutes ago was "...you are so weird." It's a mix of a State of the Union address and a TED talk, and I discuss a more nuanced interpretation of physics, goal setting, and hyperloops set under the umbrella of human interactivity. I'll post next week, or possibly sooner.*
Happy day, universe!
*or possibly later