Spare Capacity

The tradeoff between efficiency and resilience seems to have tilted far in the direction of efficiency. That works well for a while. An efficient system easily compensates for problems we foresee. But problems are often unforeseen, and few people want to build resilience in the face of something they don’t expect.

With the pandemic, the pendulum has started swinging in the other direction, and I imagine it will swing far.

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