After reading what Mr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson has to say in his books and watching his interviews, I'm fairly certain he's 100% correct. We've lost that drive to innovate. And when we do have innovation, it's not because we can... it's because it's necessary. I do happen to agree with the quote "Necessity is the mother of all invention", but I don't really like it. We shouldn't be inventing and innovating because we have to, but rather we should be doing it because it's what we want to do. To better ourselves, not just to make it to the next hurdle. There's another quote that comes to mind that I try to live my life by, and that's "Be the change you want to see in the world." So my question to you is... What are your dreams? What would you do if you had the budget and resources to make your dreams into reality? I'm not going to even say to keep it realistic, because part of innovating is realizing that just about everything is realistic... you just have go after it.