The Gamification of Being an Obedient Citizen

 
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34592186

https://qz.com/519737/all-chinese-citizens-now-have-a-score-based-on-how-well-we-live-and-mine-sucks/

So I thought about making this topic a year ago due to most of us having a shared interest in gaming as a hobby and due to the fact that I generally find it to be an interesting subject, but just never ended up getting around to it. For those who don't know (and can read or watch more about above) China has instituted a system where all of their citizens online activity is monitored and rated on their purchasing habits and political opinions they've expressed. People with higschores can get things like better loans from the bank or discounts on hotels when they travel while people with lower scores will face more scrutiny and will likely end up finding it harder to things like loans or insurence and could find it harder to secure jobs due to having a low "trustworthiness" rating.

Even if the information on this is outdated due to being a year old we can still discuss the concept, or idea of a system like this being put in place. So what are your thoughts on the above system that people of criticized as being Orwellian? Do you think we might see these kinds of systems popping up outside of China in the future?


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It basically sounds like the Chinese government attempting to use social media and economic forces in order to punish dissidents and reward sycophants. The whole concept sounds totalitarian. 


 
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When China is going crazy faster than your own country



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Do you think we might see these kinds of systems popping up outside of China in the future?

Guilty serious response: credit scores in western countries are disturbingly similar to this, and I don't think it's unlikely that other, less quantitative factors may eventually factor in like social media posts, performance evals from work, or even reviews from "qualified individuals" a la Black Mirrors "Nosedive". It seems important to be aware of these and push back against any attempt to implement any sort of rating systems of the public, either public or private.

I'm interested to see if this system will be implemented in Hong Kong, given its radical differences from the rest of China.


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Living in the UK is different in only that nothing is acted on from your online/gaming persona (as far as we know).

Seems overbearing, but hey, it's China. Not exactly surprised by it.