I am not sure exactly what this article about Trust means exactly, but it's thought provoking, don't you think?
"Trust is present or it is absent. Grab a nerd and he’ll tell you that even the absence of trust is a measure of trust and that particular measure is zero. When trust is non-zero (which is better, believe me) it is based on one of two methodologies — empiricism or transparency (the other T-word)." (from I, Cringely)