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Re: on the nature of trust

Simon Spero wrote:
> Hmm - what about if we factor in the percieved value of trusting someone
> for a specific purpose; we then trust someone for some purpose if the
> probability of the their actually being trustworthy times the value of
> trusting is greater than the probability of their not being trustworthy
> times the cost of misplaced trust.

A good formula, but I wonder if obtaining those perceived trust values will be
easy enough to be practical.


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