By guest author Shelly Palmer
For reasons that are theorised – but not fully understood – human beings “default-to-trust.” In other words, it is more evolutionarily stable to trust someone than it is to begin from a place of distrust. We don’t always default-to-trust when we meet a stranger, especially if we’re in a new or uncomfortable environment, but when we are not under a perceived threat, almost all of us default-to-trust because the benefits of doing so outweigh the consequences of acting like a cynical, pessimistic jerk.
This strategy has stood the test of time. We generally trust others until given a reason to do otherwise. However, as the output from large language models and generative AI becomes increasingly indistinguishable from that produced by humans, it’s time to consider a new paradigm: “default to distrust.” Let’s explore.
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