have the algorithms become sentient yet

buuuuut on a serious note here’s a conspiracy theory I had earlier today while staring at cows in a pasture

 

we WILL have a social credit system in the US like the horrific one in use in China that virtually imprisons those who have a low score —

however, it will come to be without any government approval, oversight, or involvement (at least initially).

It’ll be borne out of the ideas of some douchebag tech bros down in San Francisco who push the limits of our privacy by aggregating and mining a shitload of commercially available analytics databases and linking them back to our identities, facial recognition data, vehicle registrations, etc. They’ll come up with this great hot new product they sell to companies as a “risk analysis” to determine how good an employee or customer a particular person is and allow them to block less desirable persons from employment or from their services.

Eventually some unscrupulous lazy ass government contractor will buy one of these products and sell it to the US government for some goofball purpose like forming no-fly lists or supposed fraud detection…. and there you go, that’s where the government involvement will eventually come into play.

come one, come all, witness the beautiful dumpster fire that is late stage CRAPitalism!

(solution to the above problem: fill the california bay area with beans)

photo by wikimedia commons user MK2010, click for attribution and beans

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