The Malcolm Moment

Dr. Ian Malcolm: Boy, do I hate being right all the time.
– Jurassic Park (1993)

When you predicted that early, scalable events in a complex, tightly coupled system would lead to an inevitable accident, and were largely ignored, but turn out to be correct, there is no satisfaction to be drawn from the unfolding tragedy. This what I’m calling a Malcolm Momentwhen you’re right about a “normal accident”, and you hate it.