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Any system that maximizes a single variable will either crash or explode.  

Crash means collapse to zero.  

Explode means to grow at an accelerating rate without limit, which in physical systems is always impossible.  

So the two come to the same thing:  The system will self-destruct.  

Which surely is what our civilization is doing.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 09:31:55 PM EST
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