Intellectual Crash cultures


At every moment of every day there is a crash event, affecting everything:transportation, economics, politics, computing, bodies, brains, cups and plates, birds,agriculture, chemistry, health, banking, manufacturing and so on, without end. Despite being insured, insulated by method, knowledge, prediction, risk analysis andtechnology against accidents, we are nevertheless permanently avoiding them. Every crash is followed by calls for legislation: ‘it must never happen again’ – and yet italways does. As roads and airways congest to the point of stagnation, we proclaim the miracle of modern safety regimes, while remaining haunted by the ghosts of disasters waiting to happen. As technologies advance, so catastrophe looms larger, threatening fiscal and economic, as well as physical systems.
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