Do you think of Trust as a Design Pattern? It changes many things

Sitting around thinking about how to be different than the rest I realized focusing on creating a service where Trust is a design priority changes many things.  Trust is one of those things that is valuable yet hard to develop.

GigaOm has a post on the problem of perceiving trust.

Is it safe to buy that new gadget? Why trust is perceptual computing’s biggest problem



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This year’s CES is a frustrating affair — so many cool new context-aware toys to play with, and so little reassurance from the manufacturers that their use will stay secure or private.

Thanks to Eric Snowden the issue of trust is a hot topic.

I am really frustrated right now. I look at the slew of awesome announcements coming in from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and I keep thinking the same thing: “Nope, because surveillance.” Damn you, Snowden!


Security and privacy can no longer be afterthoughts or nice-to-haves — difficult as they are to implement in this age of embedded systems. We the consumers now know the dark flipside to these innovations, and that, manufacturers and app providers, is your problem.

So many free services are built on users not thinking about the trust of watch is being done with the events in your life.

Trust is one of those things that is hard to do and with all the latest technology is more and more valuable.

Who do you trust?  Do you focus on developing more trust?

What would change in your data center with more trust?  What changes in your data center with less trust?