On the podcast this week, Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned security expert and author, discusses his new book entitled, “Liars & Outliers: Enabling the Trust That Society Needs To Thrive.” Schneier starts the discussion by looking at society and trust and explains why he thinks the two are necessary for civilization. According to Schneier, two concepts contribute to a trustful society: first, humans are mostly moral; second, informal reputation systems incentivize trustworthy behavior. The discussion turns to technology and trust, and Schneier talks about how the information society yields greater consequences when trust is breached. He then describes how society deals with technology and trust and why he thinks the system is not perfect but working well overall.
- “Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust that Society Needs to Thrive”, by Schneier
- “Why Doesn’t Society Just Fall Apart?”, Forbes.com
- Bruce Schneier-CFP 2011-Keynote on Cyberwar Rhetoric, JerryBrito.org