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Expecting revenge effects

  • We can expect revenge effects, even if they cannot be predicted.
  • In chains of cause and effect within complex systems, the real benefits are not the ones we expected, and the real threats of not those we feared.
  • We should be careful about becoming overconfident about our ability to see the future. The revenge effect may depend on knowledge we don't yet have.
  • Before we intervene in a system, assuming it can only improve things, we should be aware that our actions can make it worse or do nothing at all.

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