Journal: US Intelligence–Millions Studying TRUST

Military
Only in America
Only in America

With a tip of the hat to Intelligence Online from France, the ONLY intelligence newsletter in English that we consider a “must read,” below, with a link to Intelligence Online, is a short story on IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity) plans to invest in a multi-year program to study and detect signs of trust and mis-trust.

Spies Studying Trust
Spies Studying Trust
Visit Intelligence Online WebSite
Visit Intelligence Online WebSite

We are of course inspired by any attention, however peripheral, to the basics of trust.  Presumably IARPA will discover early on that a Nobel Prize was awarded to the person who demonstrated that trusts lowers the cost of doing business; they might then discover that trust is tangibly and measureably associated with clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability; and that trust flourishes in environments or cultures that respect morality, legitimacy, reciprocity, and transparency.

This spectacular mis-application of the taxpayer’s resources is right up there with DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) funding of combat robots for the future programmed to not commit warcrimes.

Perfect Soldier

Programming the Perfect Soldier

The Ethics of “Autonomous” Lethal Robots

Brenda Ann Burke  Dec 15, 2008

Ethical Robots
Ethical Robots

Instititute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Killer robots in war

Russell Blackford Metamagician and the Hellfire Club