China's High-Tech Dystopia

A taste of things to come

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Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Bloomberg has put together this three part mini documentaries exploring the rapid technological rise of China and how this is turning into a digital dystopia.

In part three of Hello World Shenzhen, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where you can't use cash or credit cards, only your smartphone, where AI facial-recognition software instantly spots and tickets jaywalkers, and where at least one factory barely needs people. This is the society that China's government and leading tech companies are racing to make a reality, with little time to question which advancements are net positives for the rest of us.

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