April 30, 2010

Designing for Change

A human body can last for over a hundred years. However, remove oxygen for 2 minutes and it will fail permanently. One hit to the head or major artery and its all over. How can a system be that fragile and last for so long? The Earth has supported life for billions of years. Modern civilization has come about in the last ten thousand years. Within that time, (equivalent to...

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