We’re spending the night on the shore of the Yangtze river, under a bridge that hums like a spaceship.
We have an apple each for dinner and talk about the Chinese people who try to centralize everything a citizen does and then assign them a ”social score” based on their level of compliance.
It won’t be difficult, because this is how social control is already been happening within communities.
Now it’s more transparent – you can be sitting under a bridge and the state would know where you are and what you’re doing.
Usually, this happens because you tell them yourself.
Every country is raising a monster that feeds on information. You can’t stop it, because anything you’d do is information, and any information makes it fatter. But you can use the same tools to collaborate with other people, and to defend yourself when the monster turns its gaze towards you.
Good night, citizen, wherever you are.