Our systems are getting astronomically more complex. Modern development paradigms are pushing more and more technical debt into your operational future. In the future we are all distributed systems engineers … but our tools for debugging and understanding them are relics of the more predictable LAMP stack era. What could possibly go wrong?? Let’s talk about the many disasters that await and befall us, the ways our tooling and organizational culture need to adapt to keep up, and how instrumentation and observability can help.