Controlling the field

Photo courtesy of Eric Perlman

What do you actually see when you watch proximity flyers gliding with top speed around trees and rocks? What makes the solo climbers look that impressive – is it the fear they might die any moment, or is it the performance itself? I doubt it. Pondering the topic, I’ve realized that I feel the same thing every time I watch racing cars furiously taking turn after turn, when I follow the precise steps of the tightrope walker balancing between the skyscrapers… Some of the best spectacles I’ve witnessed during my lifetime, things that make me feel good about humanity, are related with a phenomenon I decided to call “controlling the field.”

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