Good News / Bad News
Crimes are solved and hopefully deterred. Is a crime-free society in our future? Is a privacy-free society synonymous?
Trouble is Near
Trust — Institutional, distributed or both? — In November 2017, The World Economic Forum released a short essay on trust and the idea of a transition from institutional to distributed trust. It raises questions about how we as humans may view it in 2030, including NetFlix Black Mirror types of questions. The article invites a more in-depth response, but for now, I will simply share a quote that addresses a major issue in the Trouble is Near novel: “…it [distributed trust] brings with it the risk of trusting the wrong people or things; and new ethical challenges around letting algorithms become the arbiters of truth.”