Topic: Life Inside China’s Social Credit Scoring World
Blue Masoka speaks to Joshua Roode, Digital Strategist and Anthony Townsend, Psychologist about China’s Social Credit scoring ratings. The Chinese government is implementing a system in some way like the Black mirror episode ‘Nosedive’. This portrayed a world in which everyone has a personal score based on ratings given to them by the rest of the population – and in which changes to this score can have severe socioeconomic consequences.
Blue Masoka: “You know how when you search for something in the internet it will follow you like an unwanted ex, that’s called cookies, so seeing as I’m a digital Comm straight person and this I haven’t touched on in a while, I recently learnt that the Chinese government is implementing a system in some way like the Black Mirror episode, that I’ve just explained and this portrayed world in which everyone has a personal score based on rating given to them by the rest of the population.”
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