Thursday, June 7, 2012

Unknown to Whom?

"When 'what information and who' are the top level questions?"

"Yes. Network topology can be designed to support many applications of the type we are discussing. Where there is a strong incentive for nodes and groups of nodes to deploy deception for a separate and conflicting agenda, this is the layer where it is likely show up. The higher the level, the more critical non-truth is to the mission of the entity."

The car make and color does not identify its owner. The license plate, maybe. Custom plates made to look like non-custom, a special case.

There is no lack of relevant information in a community with the lights on. Electronic or not. Empirical methods are effective at ferreting out misinformation when there is sufficient data. Often the case in these times of unprecedented connectivity.

Less to remember in the world of truth telling.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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