As if further proof were needed Orwell’s dystopia is now upon us, China has now gamified obedience to the State
12/22/15 – A way to rate obedience and enthusiasm with the party line, complete with rewards and punishments, all tied together with purchase tracking and social shaming. Book of Revelation, anyone?
“The Chinese government is building an omnipotent ‘social credit’ system that is meant to rate each citizen’s trustworthiness,” writes the BBC.
But, AntiMedia had the most straight-forward and deeply disturbing article about what this really is. Here is an excerpt from their article.
Though that is every bit as creepily terrifying as it sounds, citizens may still choose whether or not they wish to opt-in — that is, until the program becomes compulsory in 2020.
“Going under the innocuous name of ‘Sesame Credit,’ China has created a score for how good a citizen you are,” explains Extra Credits’ video about the program.
“The owners of China’s largest social networks have partnered with the government to create something akin to the U.S. credit score — but, instead of measuring how regularly you pay your bills, it measures how obediently you follow the party line.”
In the works for years, China’s ‘social credit system’ aims to create a docile, compliant citizenry who are fiscally and morally responsible by employing a game-like format to create self-imposed, group social control. In other words, China gamified peer pressure to control its citizenry; and, though the scheme hasn’t been fully implemented yet, it’s already working — insidiously well.
“The system is run by two companies, Alibaba and Tencent, which run all the social networks in China and therefore have access to a vast amount of data about people’s social ties and activities and what they say. In addition to measuring your ability to pay, as in the United States, the scores serve as a measure of political compliance. Among the things that will hurt a citizen’s score are posting political opinions without prior permission, or posting information that the regime does not like, such as about the Tiananmen Square massacre that the government carried out to hold on to power, or the Shanghai stock market collapse. It will hurt your score not only if you do these things, but if any of your friends do them.” And, in what appears likely the goal of the entire program, added, “Imagine the social pressure against disobedience or dissent that this will create.”
This video gives an overview of the system:
Alex Jones reported on this today as well and he referred to Mark Zuckerberg being involved in the project development but I haven’t been able to find the article that documents that.
If you think this “game” is not going to come to Europe and the U.S. you better think again.
Add in, for example, the palm scanner or the biometric implant and this will be full-blown Mark of the Beast material.
Since both of those add-ons already exist, I hope that thought made you shiver.
Get ready, people.