Unintended consequences ** In a complex system, every purposeful action produces unintended consequences

In a complex adaptive system, unintended consequences (sometimes called unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones intended or foreseen. Every new invention changes the world — in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability … Continue reading Unintended consequences ** In a complex system, every purposeful action produces unintended consequences