In other words, we focus all of our energy on the most improbable situations. I don’t know what else to call that but a catastrophic flaw in human reasoning
There is No More Encryption Debate: Backdoors Threaten the Whole World
Daniel Jeffries
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This kind of irrational fear in an individual is well understood (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_anxiety_(psychology)). I’ve read very little about the sociological condition though and we are clearly living it out.

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