Spectre or spectacle or scenario?

This sentence in the FT article on the latest (and probably intentional, at least so far) and major design flaw in computer chips caught my attention:

But the inevitable trade off between efficiency and security has not always been made with perfect knowledge of the consequences. [Link]

What was amusing about this sentence was that it did not seem to recognise the fact that most of the things that have been happening around the world – not just in the world of computing – in the last three to four decades have been done without due (or any) regard for the consequences.

Examples: QE, or, financial de-regulation or algorithmic trading or dark pools or negative interest rates or Arctic drilling or fracking or smart phones or social media.

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