Efficiency makes the system more fragile because efficient systems are usually efficient under normal conditions and not so efficient under abnormal stresses. Systems should have redundancies built in them.

September 30, 2017 § Leave a comment

Ask yourself why two lungs, kidneys, eyes, ears, hands, feet. A system operating at 90% efficiency blows up if 10% more demand is placed on it. Lower “efficiencies” make sense for some systems. Because there are ‘long term’ and ‘short term’ efficiences.

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You are currently reading Efficiency makes the system more fragile because efficient systems are usually efficient under normal conditions and not so efficient under abnormal stresses. Systems should have redundancies built in them. at Wednesday in the Age of Reason-Munchausen (1988).

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