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Re: on the nature of trust

Marc Branchaud wrote:
> Without some externally transmitted trust, what we have is a kind of Turing
> test for trust -- is it really Ed, or just an incredible simulation?  This
> might be an easy question to answer in a trivial context, but I think that an
> external trust channel would be needed in a situation of any significance.

But isn't this the essence of trust? No-one can devise a protocol that
will make me trust things, can they? This "external trust channel" can
only exist if I trust it. And will that trust come from an "external
external trust channel trust channel"? I think not.



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