Complexity Digest 2003.35 - 11.02
It's a Flawed World After All, Wired
Excerpts: Experts agreed that the two episodes -- while unrelated -- offered a cautionary tale about the role of technology in our lives. The incidents laid bare the brittleness of increasingly complex, interconnected systems, leading some to question their near-total dependence on them.
"When things like this happen at the same time, we realize that we're living in a world that's wired and creative, but that doesn't make it any more predictable or understandable," said Rosalind Williams, director of MIT's Program in Science, Society and Technology.
- Source: It's a Flawed World After All
[ http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,60063,00.html ], Wired, 02:00 AM Aug. 16, 2003