The Measure of Trust: From analogue extensivity to digital intensity

Digital Earth
May 11, 2019 · 6 min read

By Nishant Shah

If we think of trust as a physical concept, it becomes immediately apparent that it has intensive and extensive qualities. On the one hand, the feeling of trust - its perception, its experience, its affect, and its emotion - is subjective, customized, and personal. It is subject to both temporal decay and contextual collapse. The sheer ineffability of trust and the surety that it might be broken when least expected from actions and sources unpredictable, makes it an intensive and an intense…