Having the world’s most populous population, China is working on a hybrid technology that will allow citizens to score according to their social behavior. With surveillance cameras, face recognition systems and smart glasses, citizens will score in their social lives.
The Chinese government is working on a new method to score citizens and analyze their social situation. By 2020, 1.4 billion Chinese will be scored by the government, depending on how they behave. Authorities will use artificial intelligence, cameras with face recognition software and glasses to locate the system.
The ultimate aim of China to do this is to set the concept of “social credit rating” as a system far beyond the credit score in existing financial systems. Citizens will be graded on a variety of behaviors, such as purchases of Chinese goods or services, video game buying habits. If a citizen’s point is low, he will not be able to buy a plane ticket, rent a house, or be able to secure a high-speed internet connection. Even credit withdrawals will be prevented.
Since time, one of the most successful intelligence companies in the country, has developed cameras that can help the government catch the criminals and at the same time follow their citizens. The analysis process has already begun as people, cars, bicycles and street animals pass in front of these cameras.
Since time CEO Xu Li says, “We can recognize objects and objects from 4,000. We can say that the target is an adult, a child, a man, a woman.” With millions of surveillance cameras, the government is beginning to analyze people at intersections in cities.
In Beijing, police say police are starting to walk around with glasses similar to Google Glass. If these glasses are collected, they are sent directly to the government’s data warehouse.
The greatest fear in China is the use of this system of social credit to impose penalties on non-party supporters. It would be virtually impossible to clear the record of an innocent person because it would be able to withstand the truth that is not found.
You will remember the Nosedive named part of the Black Mirror series in season 3. The time period covered in the episode was the concept of social life and status that changed with the internet in an alternative future. People were able to score strangers or friends for every behavior they exhibited. Just like the mobile application markets, a world where everybody was evaluated over 5 stars was told. If you still do not follow, we recommend Nosedive, one of the most straightforward parts of series history.