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    Default China developing "social" credit rating by monitoring online activity

    http://www.ibtimes.com/china-use-big...system-1898711

    How good a citizen are you? China hopes to answer that question for every one of its citizens with a numerical rating system based on their financial standing, criminal record and social media behavior. A new translation of the government’s plans for a so-called social credit system sheds light on how China aims to utilize "Big Data" to hold all citizens accountable for financial decisions as well as moral choices.
    “If friends have a poor lending reputation, this reflects badly on the person,just as prolonged playing of video games,” the report explains. “Buying diapers indicates responsibility and scores therefore well.”
    pssst... If any future censor is reading, I for one welcome this noble effort to craft the ideal socialist citizen.
    Capitalism is the belief that the rich don't work hard when they don't earn enough, and that the poor don't work hard when they earn too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    http://www.ibtimes.com/china-use-big...system-1898711

    pssst... If any future censor is reading, I for one welcome this noble effort to craft the ideal socialist citizen.
    Nothing socialist here really, this is more Confucian, which is essentially anti-socialist. Would say it's even rooted in New Confucianism in order to create the ideal moral Confucian citizen.

    Mao wanted a revolutionary society that would be in constant revolt or at the minimum constant dialectic, and this is more about a harmonious moral one without that dialectic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xerx View Post
    http://www.ibtimes.com/china-use-big...system-1898711





    pssst... If any future censor is reading, I for one welcome this noble effort to craft the ideal socialist citizen.
    -100 social credits for each google search that ends with "nude", "leaked", or "anal". (...but automatic win if you did a search with all three )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mu4 View Post
    Nothing socialist here really
    less and less is.

    *goes to finish my crackwhore porn database before the government locks down the internet*
    Capitalism is the belief that the rich don't work hard when they don't earn enough, and that the poor don't work hard when they earn too much.

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    Theres gonna be some entrepreneur out there that buys the neighborhoods diapers, gets amazing credit and ends up getting payed hella interest by using his immaculate credit to procure items the low social credit people cant.
    The people will love him, and then he'll become prime minister and China will finally be our friend and invite us over for birthday parties.
    Projection is ordinary. Person A projects at person B, hoping tovalidate something about person A by the response of person B. However, person B, not wanting to be an obejct of someone elses ego and guarding against existential terror constructs a personality which protects his ego and maintain a certain sense of a robust and real self that is different and separate from person A. Sadly, this robust and real self, cut off by defenses of character from the rest of the world, is quite vulnerable and fragile given that it is imaginary and propped up through external feed back. Person B is dimly aware of this and defends against it all the more, even desperately projecting his anxieties back onto person A, with the hope of shoring up his ego with salubrious validation. All of this happens without A or B acknowledging it, of course. Because to face up to it consciously is shocking, in that this is all anybody is doing or can do and it seems absurd when you realize how pathetic it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Theres gonna be some entrepreneur out there that buys the neighborhoods diapers, gets amazing credit and ends up getting payed hella interest by using his immaculate credit to procure items the low social credit people cant.
    The people will love him, and then he'll become prime minister and China will finally be our friend and invite us over for birthday parties.
    ALL BECAUSE HE WAS A SICK DIAPER FIEND

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    that's ridiculous. at least get your government right before you do this.

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    something i found interesting: according to the translated policy document, the Chinese government doesn't just view this as a way to improve society internally, they are conscious of using it to improve relations/influence with the rest of the world, i.e. increase China's soft power:
    Our country is in a period of expansion in which the openness levels of the economy are rising on an even greater scale, across even broader fields, and at even deeper levels. Economic globalization has enabled an incessant increase of our country’s openness towards the world, and economic and social interaction with other countries and regions is becoming ever closer. Perfecting the social credit system is a necessary condition to deepen international cooperation and exchange, establishing international brands and reputations, reducing foreign-related transaction costs, and improving the country’s soft power and international influence, and is an urgent requirement to promote the establishment of an objective, fair, reasonable and balanced international credit rating system, to adapt to the new circumstances of globalization, and master new globalized structures.

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