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February 29, 2016

The boats are so optimized around the present rules that they have lost all resilience. Any change in the rules would render them useless.”

She’s describing yachts that race in the America’s cup. Many other examples come to mind, like bodybuilders training for a competition. With close to zero percent body fat, unsustainable caloric intake, and reliance on constant weight training — although they look strong they are in fact very fragile.