Confessions of a researchaholic

July 22, 2023

Bugs are unintended consequences

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 10:30 am

I joked that the world needs computer scientists because only they can fix the bugs they created.

Bugs are basically intended consequences of the code originally wrote.

But then I realized that unintended consequences apply to all human creations, such as technology (e.g., carbon emission), economy (e.g., globalization), policy (e.g., communism), and culture (e.g., feminism).

1 Comment »

  1. It sounds like you’re saying feminism is an undesirable cultural bug? That’s a rather odd stance, if so.

    Comment by Christopher Batty — July 31, 2023 @ 5:09 am | Reply

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