Mike Lorrey [mailto:email@example.com] wrote:
This is a blatant attack on the foundations of trust that keep our
society open and free. Frankly I highly dislike advocating the policies
of temporary limited repression I currently do, but I see little
alternative other than to just sit there and accept further attack as a
cost of being free and open. I want to go back to trusting others again.
This cannot happen while we remain open to attack.
### But why insist on trust? What is so special about having to assume that
others will be nice, based on their previous conduct?
Knowledge is better than trust. Having a record of everything a person does
is much more reliable at preventing misconduct than the fragmentary data
used to build trust in the context you advocate.
The majority of Americans (according to some recent polls) prefer knowledge
over trust, by supporting the use of electronic surveillance technology on
public roads. The transparent society, and the well-founded trust possible
in it, will soon be coming to the parking lot near you.
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