Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reputation and Trust

"If a reputation can be bought, how reliable is it for establishing trust?"

He considered the question for a moment and countered, "If the related 'purchase' can be prevented, does our working definition of reputation become sufficiently reliable?"

The voice input had become sufficiently reliable to nearly keep up with the speed of person-to-person dialog. Soon the need for human assist and multiple monitors would fade. In the meantime the team could start developing a protocol for quick vetting.

For over a year, it was clear at an intuitive level. The classic valuing system had come nearly to the end of its useful service life. Chaos would ensue unless there was something developed that was truly a worthy successor to replace it.

For that they had come, it seems.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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