As previously reported, China is rolling out a massive Artificial Intelligence operated surveillance project to control all of its 1.4 billion citizens by giving them a personal score, based on how they behave.
But there are consequences if a score gets too low, and that’s exactly the kind of system Democrats would love to install in the United States to control Constitution-loving conservatives.
Case in point, Liu Hu, a Chinese citizen, recently tried to book a flight and was told he was banned from flying because he was on the list of untrustworthy people, reports CBS New York.
Liu is a journalist who was ordered by a court to apologize for a series of tweets he wrote and typical for Communist regimes wishing to crush dissent, was then told his apology was insincere.
Describing his real-life experience of an budding Orwellian world, he says:
“I can’t buy property. My child can’t go to a private school. You feel you’re being controlled by the list all the time.”
And the list is now getting longer as every Chinese citizen is being assigned a social credit score — a fluctuating rating based on a range of behaviors. It’s believed that community service and buying Chinese-made products can raise your score. Fraud, tax evasion and smoking in non-smoking areas can drop it.
Now just imagine if Democrats had this ability.
Every time you spoke out against their insane beliefs, your score would be lowered, until eventually they would deem it preferable to put you in a “rehabilitation camp” as insinuated by Hillary Clinton in March of 2015. (See below video)
China’s growing network of surveillance cameras makes all of this possible.
“It can recognize more than 4,000 vehicles,” Xu Li said.
Li is the CEO of Sensetime, one of China’s most successful artificial intelligence companies. It has created smart cameras for the government that can help catch criminals, but also track average citizens.
“We can tell whether it is an adult, a child, male or female,” Li said.
Ken Dewoskin has studied China’s economic and political culture for more than three decades. He says how the new scoring system truly works is kept secret and could be easily abused by the government.
Tracy: “How far into people’s daily mundane activities does this go?”
Dewoskin: “Well, I think that the government and the people running the plan would like it to go as deeply as possible to determine how to allocate benefits and also how to impact and shape their behavior.”
The fear, of course, it that the government may use this social credit scoring system to punish people that it deems not sufficiently loyal to the communist party, Tracy reported. And trying to clear your name or fight your score is nearly impossible, because there’s no due process.
The Chinese government developed the social credit system with a handful of companies, including one called Ant Financial, as key players. Wired reported that Ant Financial operates Zhima Credit, which is integrated with AliPay. China Daily noted that 520 million people use AliPay, which means Zhima Credit has a huge user base. The company explained their goal.
And indeed, that’s how it’s working. And it’s not just physical mobility, either, but also social mobility. After all, the Chinese government is calling this a “social systems engineering project,” according to Science Magazine.
As shown in the above example, if your score is poor, you have to pay a deposit before renting a bike or hotel and are denied access to free services, like umbrella rentals. You also can’t buy tickets to ride nice trains or reserve a night in a luxury hotel. Also notable is that those with poor scores cannot access social services.
On the other hand, people with good scores can skip security checks at the airport, have better visibility on dating apps, and enjoy expedited access to travel visas.
Another important factor that affects scores is your friends’ scores. If your social credit is poor, for example, then you can negatively affect your friend’s score. This means that someone with a good score is better off unfriending people with bad scores.
There are many reasons for low social scores. You can be penalized for offenses like spreading false information, including spreading online rumors, and for smoking on a train.
Since the exact algorithm and factors that influence a person’s social credit score is kept secret, it’s hard to know what other behaviors can lower a someone’s score. Either way, one thing is clear: a low score means a less mobile lifestyle.
It also means that as soon as Democrats get the chance, Americans will be living under the same scrutinizing artificially intelligent Big Brother.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
April 25th, 2018