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  1. Sep 2018
    1. It would be if he knew he was wrong. I can’t put my finger on it, but I sense something strange about him.

      Distrust. Even without any quantifiable proof of there being any error with Hal, it is the distrust that manifests itself in the relationship between the humans and him. This will be one of the most important features of our relationship with sentient machines in the future as well - whether we will be able to trust independently-thinking machines with control of critical aspects of our society.

  2. Jan 2017
    1. Combine this with a deep distrust of media sources. If the media is reporting on something, and you don’t trust the media, then it is your responsibility to question their authority, to doubt the information you are being given. If they expend tremendous effort bringing on “experts” to argue that something is false, there must be something there to investigate.
  3. Sep 2016
    1. narratives that pit students, teachers, and publics against one another

      Recalls one of Audrey Watters’s key points about the Blockchain in Education (based, in this case, on Neil Selwyn).

  4. Jun 2016
    1. Students require little in the way of special messaging

      Useful to point out. There’s so much distrust of learners…

  5. Nov 2015
    1. You see, Paul, the flaw in the Power of Positive Thinking lies in the fact that it assumes that, if one does not engage in positive thinking, the Universe will not unfold Itself in a positive manner. So, this theory and practice creates a fundamental distrust of the Universe Itself, of Being Itself. This, of course, puts one at odds with his Self, with his Being, since any distrust in the basic Nature of the Universe is a basic distrust in one’s own Nature and Being. This is basically why you are having trouble letting go and simply being. The world literally is not going on “out there” at all, but within You, as your Being. More correctly, your Being is unfolding Itself and is seen and experienced by Itself (your Self) as conscious experience. As I have said before, the difficulty you are having is because you flip-flop back and forth, in and out.

      So it seems it is rather arrogant to think that it takes my positive thoughts for the Universe to unfold as it should..... it reminds me of 'it is all unfolding, happening anyway, it is a choice as which dimension I tune into..... And this then leads to distrusting the Universe, of Being..