criado em: 23:46 2022-12-31


O artigo discute como a economia da China, particularmente em tecnologia, se tornou mais bem sucedida e influente globalmente. Sugere que o controle do governo chinês sobre seus cidadãos e o uso da tecnologia para monitoramento e influência é semelhante à forma como as empresas de tecnologia no Ocidente coletam e utilizam dados sobre seus usuários. Também menciona o "Sistema de Crédito Social" que está sendo implementado na China, que é um sistema que monitora e classifica o comportamento dos cidadãos. O artigo sugere que já existem sistemas similares no Ocidente, com empresas como Google, Facebook e Fitbit coletando dados sobre seus usuários e influenciando seu comportamento. Também aborda o aumento do nacionalismo no Ocidente e a influência das empresas de tecnologia na sociedade, sugerindo que o Vale do Silício é semelhante ao governo chinês em termos de vigilância e controle. Além disso, destaca a importância da liberdade e da liberdade de escolha quando se trata de informações pessoais e sugere que tanto a sociedade chinesa quanto a ocidental precisam abordar os perigos de ver os humanos como ratos de laboratório e reduzi-los a números.

China has outperformed the rest of the world in terms of GDP, owning the four largest banks in the world, and leading in alternative energy. It has invested heavily in Africa, with six of the ten fastest growing economies in 2018 being African states. While the US still leads in information technology, China is aggressively investing in data analytics, machine learning, and robotics, and aims to become a global power in artificial intelligence by 2030. Chinese tech companies are expanding into the West and acquiring Western game companies, startups, and movie studios. Chinese tech workers are paid lower salaries than their Silicon Valley counterparts, and Chinese firms are able to produce products at a lower cost. However, Chinese technology companies often face criticism for their ties to the Chinese government and their potentially harmful impact on American workers.

The article discusses how China has become more successful and influential in the global economy, particularly in the tech industry, while the West has become more "Chinese" in its political and social systems. It suggests that the Chinese government's control over its citizens and the way it uses technology to monitor and influence them is similar to the way technology companies in the West collect and use data on their users. The article also mentions the "Social Credit System" that is being implemented in China, which is a system that monitors and ranks the behavior of citizens based on their actions and interactions. The article suggests that similar systems are already in place in the West, with companies like Google, Facebook, and Fitbit collecting data on their users and influencing their behavior.

The article discusses how technology companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon use data collection and surveillance to show targeted ads to their users. It suggests that despite the fact that people generally dislike or ignore ads, these companies continue to observe and collect data on them in an attempt to make them more likely to click on ads. The article also compares this type of surveillance to the way the Chinese government observes and controls its citizens, and suggests that the West is moving towards a similar future where personal data is monitored and used for economic gain. The article also touches on the rise of nationalism in the West and suggests that this is driven by a sense of loss or fear about the future.

The article discusses the influence of technology companies, particularly those in Silicon Valley, on society and how they compare to the Chinese government in terms of surveillance and control. It suggests that Silicon Valley spies on users in a similar way to the Chinese government and that the companies themselves see China as a role model. The article also touches on the importance of liberty and the freedom to choose what to do with one's personal information, and suggests that the "mindset" that sees humans as lab rats and reduces them to numbers is a danger that both the Chinese and Western societies need to address. It also mentions the influence of political and entertainment media on society and the impact of information warfare on politics and diplomacy.