Rod’s Umbrella Rentals and the Chinese Social Credit System!
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Your phone rings. But instead of your normal ringtone*… it’s a weird voice saying “The person calling you is dishonest! The person calling you is dishonest!” Welcome to the brave new world of China’s rapidly developing Social Credit System - where trustworthy citizens earn points they can convert into free umbrella rental, and the untrustworthy find themselves blocked from flights, loans, houses and decent ringtones. We sat down to explore - also learning about a finance system based on dick pics! A hacker website called FraudBoom! And government vetoed trips to Bunnings! The Wholesome Show is @rodl and @willozap, proudly supported by @ANU_CPAS *A chiptunes version of Shooting Stars oh yeah Team Wholesome know how to party! References here! https://chinacopyrightandmedia.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/planning-outline-for-the-construction-of-a-social-credit-system-2014-2020/ https://www.businessinsider.com.au/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4?r=US&IR=T…