1984 Coming True in China?

In my internet wanderings this morning, I came across this very long and interesting article about what’s happening over in China. They’re building a huge database of their citizens and capturing pretty much anything they can about people… phone conversations, emails, and even taking their pictures as they move about the city. I can see why they are doing it (to keep social order) but damn it’s scary because once it’s perfected over there, you can be sure it will spread around the world, in the name of “security”.

China’s All-Seeing Eye

I suppose if you’re a law-abiding citizen, you have nothing to worry about. But I’m a law-abiding citizen and I feel like a criminal going through airport and cruise line security, so I can’t imagine what it must be like to be under constant surveillance. What will it be like in 20 years?

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