When I was in high school I hated small talk.

"Why can't we skip all the chit chat and actually connect about the important things?"

The older I get (and the more involved I get with tech-based networks) the more I get it.

Small talk is the social protocol for authentication.
In a dynamic where anybody can be anything (1's & 0's) we need ways of knowing who is who, and having some sort of shared understanding of what happens first, second, and third.

If the other person shares the same process, we can reasonably trust they're "one of us."
If two (or more) people operate within the confines of the same protocol, they'll both know what to expect from the other, and when those expectations are met trust is built.

This leads to deeper connection and the result is more bandwidth available to more info transfer.
Protocols are the mechanism by which "we" is established.

It's why when I go to another country, I'm not privy to the same secrets, back room deals, or any other human interaction that requires a high degree of trust.

I don't know their protocols.
So that chit chat is the lowest bar we have of social protocols.

Through that process we establish a lot about another person and evaluate their trustworthiness (and thereby our likelihood of continued connection).
If you want to skip that authentication process, you want admin access without authentication.

That means the system of social interaction will treat you like a hacker or contagion, and shut down your access.

Stop trying to hack the system.

Observe protocols.
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