Always in motion is the future.
— Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
“Ladies and gentlemen, may I direct your attention to the center ring. Witness before you two ordinary textbooks, one labeled College Physics and the other Calculus. Their combined 2,500+ pages weigh over 25 lbs. Yet in this chapter and the next, your brave stunt-authors will attempt a most death-defying and impossible spectacle of mysticism and subterfuge: to reduce these two massive books into a mere 150 pages!”
Just like any good circus act, this one is prefaced with a lot of build up to set your expectations. The difference here is that the purpose of our preface is to lower your expectations. ...