Us technical geeks love solving problems, and we tend to see various things in the world as problems to be solved. We even argue amongst ourselves quite geekily from tech topics to religion to wars to rhetoric. We see everything as a problem that *must* have a solution out there. We immediately view any voiced opinion as a challenge to be overcome.
We probably all did some sort of logic puzzle books or crossword puzzle books as kids. But I wonder how different our worlds might be if not every puzzle in those books had a possible solution hidden away in the back.