I’m a big fan of Ted Talks, they give me hope that smart people are solving problems I can’t fix. This is my new favorite.

Researcher Rachel Botsman’s Ted Talk profiles a French company called BlaBlaCar that connects long distance drivers with a carpool buddy. As children, we were all told not to get into a car with a stranger.

Now, brands like Uber and BlaBlaCar encourage you to do just that, or even stay at a stranger’s home via Airbnb.

With the growth of these platforms and the fallout from the recent Wells Fargo scandal, who do you trust now?— Much adieu, Karen