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.