Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Monkey Sense

"Technology, in common with many other activities, tends to avoidance of risk by investors. Uncertainty is ruled out if possible. Capital investment follows this rule, since most people generally prefer the predictable. Few recognize how destructive this can be, how it imposes severe limits on variability and thus makes whole populations fatally vulnerable to the shocking ways our universe can throw the dice."--Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert