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    Building intelligence into the power grid would make electricity cheaper and more reliable. The technology-from self-monitoring power lines to giant transistors-is ready to go. But no one has an incentive to foot the bill.

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    Some organizations seem to have purged “human error,” operating highly complex and hazardous technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it?

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