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China's 'Social credit' system, digital totalitarism
« on: September 19, 2018, 10:54:16 AM »
This is some scary dystopian stuff:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/china-social-credit-a-model-citizen-in-a-digital-dictatorship/10200278

"China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4 billion citizens. For some, “social credit” will bring privileges — for others, punishment."
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Re: China's 'Social credit' system, digital totalitarism
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018, 11:56:03 AM »
This will definitely go deeper. Everything from dating to illegal social gatherings encompassed by the social credit system...

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/china-social-credit

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Re: China's 'Social credit' system, digital totalitarism
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2018, 12:57:04 PM »
This is some Black Mirror stuff..
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Re: China's 'Social credit' system, digital totalitarism
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 01:23:42 PM »
Have any of you listened to listened to the Planet Money on credit bureaus or read this book by Josh Lauer on the history of credit reporting?  In it's inception that was literally your neighbors (credit reporter) finding out about your situation (business and otherwise) keeping tabs on your successes failures, scuttlebutt, gossip, etc.  If you had a bad reputation and weren't able to leave a town, that could ruin your life and the lives of your progeny for generations.  Some digital form of this with ability to promote/demote social reputation is bound to be applied in some form not only in China but eventually across the developed world as well.  IT's just a question of when.

https://cup.columbia.edu/book/creditworthy/9780231168083