Craig Burton

Logs, Links, Life and Lexicon

 

My great friend and mentor Doc Searls posted a poignant eulogy to Leonard Cohen.

I had no idea he felt the same way I do about his music.

Through the soundtrack of my life, nobody else taught more about how to be a man, a lover, and a human being with one foot in the temporary world and the other in eternity.

I’ve listened over and over to all of his albums. I especially like “The Future” and “Ten New Songs.” His new album—“Songs from a Room” is also fabulous.

His music played a huge role in getting me through many a tough time, A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run,
the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done –
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

 

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Excellent TED Talk on how the Blockchain technology will play a role in managing trust and identity.

The Thesis

Rachel Botsman is studying the defines trust as a “confident relationship to the unknown.” She is studying how technology is transforming the social glue of society.

Human beings are incredible in being able to take trust leaps.

She then introduces the concept of “climbing the trust stack.”

She then posits that we are going thru a massive change in the trust model, one from an instituionalized model to a distributed model.

She goes on to say that the blockchain technology will play a major role in how we effect digital trust. So much so, that the trust stack can be simplified, and the need for institutionalized trust intermediaries can sometimes be mitigated.

Watch the entire video. Very enlightening and provides a clear and consice explanation on how the blockchain works.

What Ms. Botsman omitted—clearly not intentionally—is the role sentiment analysis plays in the future of digital trust.

The Role of Sentiment Analysis and Trust

In the future, the ability to understand the sentiment or the “spectrum of intention” of another person or entity will be highly valuable in determining trust values.

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