I have always been a big believer in trust in technology, and that the internet is one of the most trusted things out there.
And it’s a fact.
But there’s a problem: trust is an elusive concept.
It’s not something that you can put a finger on, it’s just a fact that we’re all just too lazy to measure.
If you’ve ever been in the middle of a negotiation, or if you’ve spent any time on a chatroom or a chat group, you know how hard it is to gauge whether someone is trustworthy or not.
We don’t really know what trust is, or how to make sense of it.
Trust is hard to quantify and hard to measure, especially when the problem isn’t trust but bias.
That’s the problem with the internet, and the problem of internet bias in particular.
It doesn’t matter if someone is being honest, or lying, or acting inappropriately, or just being a jerk.
The internet is a cesspool of misinformation and lies.
There are no objective standards for what constitutes trustworthy behaviour on the internet.
So when someone makes a joke, or a comment, or simply uses a certain word or phrase, that person can and will get away with it.
And this, in turn, causes a cascade of negative repercussions on a whole range of people.
It makes them feel like they’re being judged unfairly and belittled.
And when that happens, it can also lead to bullying.
We need to change the way the internet operates, because the internet cannot be trusted.
As a parent, I’m always concerned about how my kids are being taught to trust the system.
The majority of the kids I work with have never been exposed to the internet before.
They’re exposed to information online through social media and peer pressure, through videos, through video games.
They watch movies and read news articles online.
And yet, they are still told that the world is a scary place.
They are told that their peers are bad and scary, that they’re criminals and bad people, that we shouldn’t trust them.
And that they should take it upon themselves to keep us safe.
So if they are told they are bad, bad people and bad, they need to learn to be afraid.
And if they’re told they’re bad, or bad, good, they must learn to learn.
But the internet tells them otherwise.
It tells them they are all bad, and they are doing something wrong.
And they can’t stop it.
Trust is something that is difficult to measure because it’s intangible, because it depends on the individual.
But it can’t be measured without some sort of understanding of how it manifests itself in the real world.
The Internet has the ability to create false perceptions about the world, because its user base is so wide.
The only way to know for sure what a person is doing online is to ask them.
But this is also why we have to have a framework in place to measure trustworthiness.
We have to be able to look at the patterns of online behaviour and the data that’s being collected.
The internet is full of lies and misperceptions, and we can’t afford to ignore it.
There is a very real and very serious threat that our children and young people face on the Internet.
It will be one of those situations where it’s hard to know whether what someone says on the chatroom is truthful or not, and how we should respond.
I can’t imagine that I would want my child to come into the world believing that a lot of people are mean and nasty, and I certainly can’t do that for them.
If the internet encourages bullying and bullying of young people, and if the internet makes it easier for people to lie, misreport and mislead people, then we have a real and serious problem on our hands.
We have a long way to go, but we can do better.
We can make the internet less dangerous, less threatening and more useful for all of us.
And we can create a better world.