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Orbiting the earth must provide a unique and absurdly distinct view on the world and how it is. Given we can’t all be spinning around up there just yet, it suggests a gigantic failure in humankind’s collective imagination not to be able to make such a mental leap while our feet are still planted firmly on ground.

UPDATE: Turns out there’s a specific theory around this called The Overview Effect. Watch the fascinating video featuring astronauts describing this cosmic phenomenon.