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Deception occurs when a person leads another person into believing an idea concept assertion etc that is untrue or lacks sufficient clarification An example of deception could be an optical illusion Your eyes see one or more things in a manner or state that under close examination appear differently than what was identified previous to investigation You can imagine the destructive nature of such illusions if the power to deceive is placed in the hands of powerfully influential people and institutions Think for example of the news media of some charismatic personality with thousands of worshipful followers The motivations behind the intent to deceive may vary However all participants of deception have a latent intent of becoming fully satisfied For every action there is and equal and opposite reaction In 1986 NASA was getting ready to televise the launching of The Challenger The news of the space shuttle launch was widely publicized and greatly anticipated by many spectators via TV radio and those living within the launch area This created a high demand and thus NASA was pressured to meet the deadline by the media NASA deceived the media into believing The Challenger was on schedule and would be ready for launch although there was a manufacturing error with some of the bolts on the shuttle which had not been given adequate attention The bolts were unable to withstand the extreme cold--reacting normally by contracting or shrinking-- but were flawed in that they failed to return to shape when warmed It is conceivable that NASA may have overlooked the malfunction inadvertently due to the pressure from the media Nonetheless NASA committed the action of deceiving the public and on the day of The Challengers launch suffered a harsh reaction The challenger exploded in midair due to a fuel leak from the bolt malfunction resulting in the death of the astronauts on board and the loss of millions of millions of dollars in taxpayers money
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