Y2K and Chaos There is a field of statistical science that argues that the more complex systems get, the more inevitable failures become. This notion has been used to explain things like airline accidents that appear to have no explanation. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports on how some of this field's leading thinkers have revised their views after the world's computer failed to fail during the Y2K rollover.
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Y2K and Chaos

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Y2K and Chaos

Y2K and Chaos

Y2K and Chaos

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There is a field of statistical science that argues that the more complex systems get, the more inevitable failures become. This notion has been used to explain things like airline accidents that appear to have no explanation. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports on how some of this field's leading thinkers have revised their views after the world's computer failed to fail during the Y2K rollover.