“Only strong authority can bring order to a turbulent country.”

A look at the high-tech authoritarian future


Wed, Jul 11th, 2018 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

If you want to get a glimpse of what the future of law enforcement — some may argue of totalitarian control — will look like, the New York Times takes you down a tour to showcase what the Chinese have put together in order to maintain order and control at unprecedented levels.

“In the past, it was all about instinct,” said Shan Jun, the deputy chief of the police at the railway station in Zhengzhou, where the heroin smuggler was caught. “If you missed something, you missed it.”

China is reversing the commonly held vision of technology as a great democratizer, bringing people more freedom and connecting them to the world. In China, it has brought control.



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