On Tradeoffs

“We know that reality is a tradeoff machine. Anything that consumes energy or information requires a tradeoff. New powers will generate new problems, and incur new costs elsewhere. You can’t be infinite in all directions."

Kevin Kelly, writer, photographer, and founding editor of Wired magazine

“There are no solutions…there are only trade-offs."

Thomas Sowell, economist

Published: November 20, 2008 Last updated: November 20, 2008

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