Many view things through the spectrum of impatience, what they know now, and how things were in the past. This is common sense since for much of our history things did not change a great deal. However, for those who really flourished in the last 20 years, things changed on many levels. This is only accelerating as the technologies we deal with are more powerful.
In this video I discuss how looking at things as they are now doesn't give us the best sense of what will happen down the road. There are a lot of avenues that innovation, creativity, and experimentation take us. This creates a lot of ebb and flows on the path to progress. I saw this situation play out with Tesla (it still is to a great degree).