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Every system we create simply reflects our relationships with other people.

What we desire from them and ourselves drives our behavior, and thus the same patterns of interaction recur in all human systems. The internet provides many sterling examples of this fundamental aspect of our world.

For example: spam, fraud, and abuse have existed online since nearly the day after two systems were first connected together.

The first known spam email was sent in 1978. [1] Almost five decades later, email spam continues to plague us. Many billions of…

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