🔖 The Map Is Not the Territory (archive)

The map of reality is not reality. Even the best maps are imperfect. That’s because they are reductions of what they represent.

Our mind reduces the complexity of reality by abstracting it into models. When our abstraction is to simplistic, and when we apply the models without understanding the situations, the results are problematic.

We must remember that maps aren’t reality and so when working with one we should always have backups for safety and take into consideration margins of error.

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