The (new) adage: to pay attention to initial conditions
can only take one so far in our error-prone world.
Clearly, iteration whether at a desk or easel or even computer
contributes to uncounted propagation-errors.
Me? I observe everything I can in the mornings, and less so
in the evening when things are just running their course.
Do you think we'll be able to 'harness chaos theory in the near future?