reputation is a natural part of social systems but i feel that *encoding it numerically* is a kind of trap
i think in general i feel that software developers are not meaningful innovators, or rather, i do not trust them to come up with a reliable encoding for a system (reputation) that whole disciplines have studiously avoided encoding because of its fluidity and relativity. so when a dev says to me, "we don't need more mods, we just need TrustPoints (TM)" i get very skeptical
@cuaxolotl @garbados I think a pivotal point in me understanding systemic injustice and how tech+science can be blind to it was reading Seeing Like A State. It's a really good read IMO. #books #theory
@garbados we should make a list of things for which it is a trap to encode them numerically.
E.g. number of times your friends have done you favors.
Or maybe this list would be too big, and it would be easier to make the anti-list. Things for which it is not a trap to encode them numerically.
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