17 Apr '12, 12am

Enduring Lessons from the Titanic: Faith in technology should have a limit.

April 16, 2012 at 7:40PM by Jim DiPeso | comment After 100 years, what is it about the Titanic that continues its hold on our culture? There is the human element - the quaintness of the bygone Edwardian culture, our revulsion at the rigid class separation of those days, the terror that passengers, rich and poor, must have felt as the unforgiving elements destroyed the "unsinkable" ship, the tragedy of 1,500 lives lost in the dark deep. There is also our fascination with the arrogance of smart people who convinced themselves they could build a ship that would defy anything nature could throw at it and always arrive safely in port. How could they have fooled themselves so thoroughly? Easy for us to say, but our generation is not immune to the hubris that was an author of the Titanic's doom. Titanic went down as a result of a cascading series of failures, the sort of sequence...

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