That is a fair point, but I would observe that there are plenty of more
cases where locks were not sufficient.
If there are no tradeoffs to actions/feedback loops, then agents in a
system can not make optimization/fitness decisions and evolution does
On Sun, 12 Oct 2003 08:02:09 PDT, Mark Seery <m_seery(_at_)yahoo(_dot_)com>
thing depending on your view). Put another way, if the criminal justice system
had the same level of effectiveness at protecting physical assets, I wonder
whether civilization as we know it would exist.
If you want to take it in that direction, we have a case where "the market"
that locks weren't needed on doors in a high-crime area of town. OK, so maybe
the crime rate was still low when the door was installed - there's been a lot of
delay and negligence in installing said locks.