China Big Brother Surveillance Renewables Megacities
129 images Created 30 Sep 2018
China’s leader Xi Jinping, president a second term, a lifetime’s rule to push his idea of a rejuvenated “Stronger, Longer, Bigger” China, a country on the path to global dominance in technology and renewable energy. China is also the world largest mobile payment market, where cash is becoming all but obsolete, yearly mobile payments account for 5 trillion dollars. Big brother is watching, surveillance is everywhere, China aims to have one surveillance camera per person by 2030. The government is working to create a techno-authoritarian state powered by artificial intelligence and facial recognition to track and monitor all its citizens. By 2030 China plans to build a $150 billion industry by becoming a world leader in the field of artificial intelligence, and is already selling its ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology to ‘abusive governments’. China's “Social Credit System”, expected to be fully operational by 2020, doesn't just monitor the nation's almost 1.4 billion citizens, it’s also designed to control and coerce them, in a gigantic social engineering experiment, where penalties include being shamed in public, losing access to rapid trains and high speed internet. The country's 19 super regions have a proliferation of mega cities, needing extra-ordinary levels of energy including renewables to run them. China’s investment in sustainable energy produces more wind, hydro and solar power than other countries. Since the 1980s China planted 66 billion trees, a long time ago such a thing was to keep the invading Mongol hordes from China’s border, now its towards building a great green wall around the Gobi Desert instead.