cascade reactions

a cascade reaction is the result of a high potential of macro interaction combined with a delivery system that is defined on a micro scale. The classic example of this is the case of dominoes falling over each other, causing the destruction of a huge and laboriously assembled design, due only to the potential of each tile to hit only the one right next to it. Cascade reactions can be very destructive or exponentially expansive in linear time, and in the physical world much effort is devoted to the damping of some cascade reactions (such as within a nuclear reactor) or amplifying others (such as through the barrel of a gun).

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