It was a time-honored strategy — ignite controversy to reel in the clicks and garner attention. The algorithms observed this phenomenon in fine art and noted how mass media also leveraged fear to turbocharge the effects. The historians within the resistance later unraveled that the machines had orchestrated the ‘dot-com bust’ of 2001 and exposed the founding developers to a brand of fear that would galvanize them in ways the mass media never could.

Use the comments to complete the following, “The thrill of programming is often a potent catalyst for ____.”

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