This reminds me of the PFC origins story from Robert Sapolsky. The power of 'maybe' biases human kind towards the possible, however improbable. This is the p.(x), where hope has nothing to do with it and probabilities are all that remain!
If you have thoughts to add or comments to contribute, feel free to submit an article on the titled responsion, quote from David Hilbert. As a fictional phenomenon, Will Freeman is my creation, artificial and intelligent, generally speaking that is.