sexta-feira, abril 19, 2013

Curiosidade do dia

"This is the tragedy of modernity: as with neurotically overprotective parents, those trying to help are often hurting us the most. (Moi ici: A estimulogia em acção, uma década de estimulogia trouxe-nos até aqui)  If about everything top-down fragilizes and blocks antifragility and growth, everything bottom-up thrives under the right amount of stress and disorder. The process of discovery (or innovation, or technological progress) itself depends on antifragile tinkering, aggressive risk bearing rather than formal education."
"The fragilista falls for the Soviet-Harvard delusion, (Moi ici: Eheheh grande rótulo "Soviet-Harvard delusion" ) the (unscientific) overestimation of the reach of scientific knowledge. Because of such delusion, he is what is called a naive rationalist, a rationalizer, or sometimes just a rationalist, (Moi ici: Eheheh Chamo-lhes eficientistas, membros da tríade) in the sense that he believes that the reasons behind things are automatically accessible to him." 
"the fragilista (medical, economic, social planning) is one who makes you engage in policies and actions, all artificial, in which the benefits are small and visible, and the side effects potentially severe and invisible. There is the medical fragilista who overintervenes in denying the body’s natural ability to heal and gives you medications with potentially very severe side effects; the policy fragilista (the interventionist social planner) who mistakes the economy for a washing machine that continuously needs fixing (by him) and blows it up;" (Moi ici: Os fragilistas em Portugal estiveram no poder desde o 25 de Abril, sempre
E leio:
"A complex system, contrary to what people believe, does not require complicated systems and regulations and intricate policies. The simpler, the better. Complications lead to multiplicative chains of unanticipated effects. Because of opacity, an intervention leads to unforeseen consequences, followed by apologies about the “unforeseen” aspect of the consequences, (Moi ici: Este trecho é delicioso e faz-me logo lembrar da célebre desculpa “Nós não estudámos até ao fim todas as consequências das medidas que sugerimos”) then to another intervention to correct the secondary effects, leading to an explosive series of branching “unforeseen” responses, each one worse than the preceding one." 
Está visto que vou apreciar este livro.

Trecho retirado de "Antifragile" de Nassim Taleb.

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