Paul Orlando joins Jerod to talk through some unintended consequences that occur when systems operate at scale. We discuss Goodhart’s Law, The Cobra Effect, how to design incentive systems, dependency management decisions, the risks of autonomous vehicles, and much more along the way.
Paul Orlando’s writings on second-order effects:
To understand the world you should think about systems, complexity, and causes of unintended consequences. We don’t do that enough.
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I subscribed. This has been a recurring theme in a couple of our recent conversations on The Changelog. Here’s a clip of Jessica Kerr and myself riffing on the subject.