In a system of perfect social control, not only would the government and big business monitor your every action, thought and movement, but so would your neighbors, colleagues, friends and even family. In a society such as this, would you begin to police yourself? Would you become a better person? The Chinese government believes so and is implementing a system designed to do just that. Author Rachel Botsman outlines China’s Social Credit System, which will become mandatory for all Chinese citizens by 2020. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone concerned about how their data may someday become a form of behavioral control.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the Chinese government uses algorithms to give people personal ratings,
- Why people volunteer for the program and
- Which systems in the West may produce a similar outcome.
About the Author
Rachel Botsmon is a writer and entrepreneur. She is the author of Who Can You Trust.