version

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The Byung-Chul Han interview I've posted in 'Dematerialisation' covers a fair few recent topics on here;

"I think trust is a social practice, and today it is being replaced by transparency and information. Trust enables us to build positive relationships with others, despite lacking knowledge. In a transparency society, one immediately asks for information from others. Trust as a social practice becomes superfluous. The transparency and information society fosters a society of distrust."
 

Clinamenic

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If/when cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream, these dynamics of trust will be impacted even more. The whole protocol erases the need for counterparty trust, and largely erases the need for trust in supervisory human institutions, hence the term "trustless" system.
 

catalog

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It's an interesting one isn't it. Like my train station supervisor said, people used to borrow things from one another. One set of ladders, one pair of garden shears, was enough for the whole street.

Now we all have to buy our own things. We don't really lend one another stuff anymore. And that lending process I think can engender trust.

Digital is infinitely copyable, but we have to manufacture a way to make it scarce, so there's a business model, but it's total bullshit cos no one owns anything.
 

woops

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It's an interesting one isn't it. Like my train station supervisor said, people used to borrow things from one another. One set of ladders, one pair of garden shears, was enough for the whole street.

Now we all have to buy our own things. We don't really lend one another stuff anymore. And that lending process I think can engender trust.
yeah! and you could leave your back door open and let your kids play in the woods at midnight without any fear. everyone was living happily ever after.

lending can just as easily destroy trust past the point of any repair!
 

catalog

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i know it's a bit rose-tinted but i also think it's broadly true.

what happened woops did you lend dots and loops to your mate and never got it back? we've all been there. my mate lent me jeff mills live at the liquid room tokyo and i kept it so long he had to buy another one.
 
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There's a short article in The Guardian at the moment with a writer discussing her newfound appreciation for privacy after a lifetime of oversharing on social media.

Wonder whether there's a change in the air.
 
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