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On Reputation Systems

Universal reputation systems are evil personified.”

Philip Sheldrake

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To be fair - it is what he said, but what he wrote, is a little more meaty ….

Programmatic quantification of reputation is an inevitable evil due to the unavoidable self-moderation and modulation it inflicts on its subjects beyond that which might be argued as good for society’. To be clear, the social accretion of local, contextually relevant reputation with forgiving opportunities for reparation has served communities for millennia. We are however considering universal, non-contextual and irremediable scoring and algorithmic assessment.”

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