“Complexity, the poetry of what we know, and what we don’t.”
—GERALD MULENBURG, PhDSENIOR ANALYST, NASA AMES RESEARCH CENTER
“As we know,
There are knowns and unknowns.
There are known-knowns.
These are the things we know we know.
We also know there are known-unknowns.
That is to say, there are some things we know we do not know.
But there are also unknown-unknowns.
These are things that we don’t know we don’t know.”
—DONALD RUMSFELD, FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary tells us that complexity is characterized by a complicated or involved arrangement of many interconnected parts, units, etc., and that the situation is so complicated or intricate as to be hard ...