What does trust have to do with security anyway?

Balancing priorities in the cyborg age

Mark Burgess
10 min readSep 20, 2023

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In a series of articles about our modern Cyborg Age, I’ve argued that our traditional understanding of trust is flawed. We’ve misunderstood its role as a moral imperative, when in fact it seems only to be a rough and ready predictor of attention costs (attentiveness to reliable outcomes) and benefits for processes involving our interactions with others. Evolution has equipped us with a low cost cognitive assessment. To use it properly, we need to rethink its use in the modern world…

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Mark Burgess

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