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Bruce Schneier on Risk Intuition (posted by Fabien Villard)

Here is a very good post of security guru Bruce Schneier on how we as individuals are good at evaluating risks: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/08/risk_intuition.html. We often hear that people do not follow rules because they do not understand risks and Schneier shows us that the error is to forget that we do not live in a world where risks are clearly separated: we evaluate not only risks one teach us but also those that exist in true life and are linked to them. I especialy appreciate his conclusion:

So whenever you see someone in a situation who you think doesn’t understand the risks, stop first and make sure you understand the risks. You might be surprised.


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