I seem to have inherited my mother’s propensity to lie awake worrying in the middle of the night. Although much of that angst dissipates by the light of day, here I discuss my seismic–hazard–related worries that are doggedly persistent. In short, significant progress in seismic hazard assessment (SHA) appears to require a degree of self‐organization and cooperation that runs counter to human instincts and current incentive structures. But first some caveats. I claim no originality for any of the ideas presented here; what I hope is that my repackaging might help motivate solutions. Second, although ours is certainly not the...

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