Software engineers are trained in design principles, and also have real experience of how complex functional systems appear and change constructively.
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There are fundamental, unbridgeable chasms on either side, animal and machine. The capacity for creativity, for one thing, stands permanently outside the reach of algorithms.
There’s no danger of computers ruling us, but there is a peril in employing them to greatly magnify the impact of our own errors.
Darwin’s evolutionary mechanism is just a blunt recipe, an algorithm, and it can only select what is immediately functional.