Comment: Thanks for posting, GregP. Yes, this Google lecture with QA

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Thanks for posting, GregP. Yes, this Google lecture with QA

is easier to follow than the OP interview. Both are intriguing.

(some boiled-down commonsensical takeaway points)
* Some degree of fragility/ stress is necessary for healthy organization & enjoyable life.
* Rational modernity/ efforts for total stability through excessive intervention will blow up like over-stabilized engine. We need randomness to achieve practical & ideal level of stability.
* Smaller governments work better than larger ones, which are more massively vulnerable to Black Swan events.

and more.