The Athenians had an oath for someone who was about to become a citizen. They had to swear that ‘I shall leave the city not less but more beautiful than I found it.’
-Richard Rogers, Architect
The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle states that it is impossible to observe something without in some way fundamentally changing that which you are observing. I have a friend who recently completed an academic thesis regarding measurement as a concept with many facets, and in the context of a conversation about her thesis, an idea I had came up.