Sat. Nov 19th, 2022

3. Increased social rigidity
Digital reputation systems are limiting our ability and our will to protest injustice.
In China each adult citizen is getting a government mandated “social credit score”. This represents how well behaved they are, and is based on crime records, what they say on social media, what they buy, and even the scores of their friends.
If you have a low score you can’t get a government job, visa, cheap loan, or even a nice online date.
Social pressure is the most powerful and most subtle form of control.