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Nassim Nicholas Taleb @nntaleb
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The problem is architects building structures to impress other architects --but plumbers don't act on impressing other plumbers.

Any activity where agents impress peers (architects, academia) rather than satisfying the needs constituents ends up rotting.

#SkininTheGame
There is an additional problem with architects and modernity: reduction in the fractal dimensions of our world.

medium.com/incerto/surgeo…
2- Ancestral architecture: no Euclidian geometry, high dimensionality. Even pyramids when close show rich micro-patters (Met in NYC).
Today's architecture is "smooth", Eucledian, & of low dimensionality.

I am most comfortable in a forest, a cave, or a Gaudi bldg.
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