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Theresa May’s surveillance state was bad, but China’s on some real Black Mirror s** 04 May 2018 09:17 #7284

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We thought Theresa May’s surveillance state was bad, but China’s on some real Black Mirror s**t
MAY 3RD, 2018 Ed Sykes

If you thought Theresa May’s surveillance state was bad, China’s on some next-level Black Mirror shit.

While the Conservative-led government has helped to make Britain one of Earth’s most advanced surveillance states, it looks like China’s taking its policy advice straight from George Orwell’s 1984.

Scanning your face and scoring your ‘trustworthiness’
One episode of the dystopian series Black Mirror shows people rating each other on an app, with their scores determining their social status. This creates a society of almost robotic compliance to the expectations and whims of others.
And that’s essentially what’s happening in China today, except with the state determining people’s scores:

Essentially, China’s ‘social credit system‘ (first proposed in 2014) sees the state using data to rank its citizens. People who score high get rewards, and people who score low get punishments. For example, getting your children into a good school or travelling on high-speed trains would all be off limits for low-scoring citizens. The government’s vision is apparently to allow the “trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step”.

Read More Here;
www.thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2018/05/03/we-thought-theresa-mays-surveillance-state-was-bad-but-chinas-on-some-real-black-mirror-st/

Has anyone watched the "Black Mirror" Series on "Netflix" very chilling. :(
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