Trusted third party, by construction (was Re: [sl4] trade or merge?)

From: Tim Freeman (
Date: Sat Jul 19 2008 - 07:46:16 MDT

From: "Wei Dai" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 18:30:10 -0700

>This seems to imply that the ability to self-modify will lead to
>voluntary borgification, but this process may stop short of a
>singleton (because when there are only two such "borgs" left, who will
>act as the trusted third party?)

One way to get a trusted third party is by manufacturing it, with the
manufacturing process carefully monitored by the entities that might
be trusting the output.

Tim Freeman      

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