I have just returned from attending two back-to-back conferences at the Aspen Institute. And while there were great leaders and fascinating people at both affairs, one had the distinct feeling of a certain kind of dislocatedness from reality. The Security Forum's agenda and speaker list were heavily leveraged toward fighting "the last war" - i.e. terrorism. At Brainstorm, the lack of understanding for the need for increased security was not only palpable, but it was also almost discouraged. Other than that, both were great shows.