I think most of us have a strong and healthy distrust of our government. I’m not suggesting that we lose that. I’m asking governments to think about what they need to do to earn our trust. and for us, those outside government, especially the technologists inventing the future, to think about what mechanisms we can put in place that will make it safer for us to trust. I’m surprised at the number of people who seem to think I am suggesting blind trust in government, rather than asking how we create institutions that are trustworthy. The US Constitution was an attempt to do just that, to compensate for the many reasons why government is not trustworthy. I’m suggesting that we take that same approach as we come to grips with the 21st century.

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