There still seems to be a rush towards optimal design. But there is no better way to fragility and vulnerability than the pursuit of peak performance and perfection - optimality in other words. But let's take a look at the logic behind this risky and outdated practise:
- Based on a series of assumptions, a math model of a system/problem is built.
- Hence, we already have the first departure from reality: a model is just a model.
- If you're good, really good, the model will "miss" 10% of reality.
- You then squeeze peak performance out of this model according to some objective function.
- You then manufacture the real thing based on what the model says.