“You don’t need water to feel
like you’re drowning, do you?”
– Jodi Picoult
Photography by Nathan Dumlao
This is, essentially, ‘Nosedive’:
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Sesame Credit, a credit-scoring agency setup by Alibaba and Tencent, is designed to make Orwellian self-surveillance a reality. As well as creditworthiness, it measures political loyalty – based on user data gathered by China’s two biggest internet companies.
“A beginner does eight repetitions of a certain exercise with his maximum weight on the barbell. As soon as it hurts, he thinks about stopping. I work beyond this point, which means I tell my mind that as soon as it starts aching it is growing. 667 more words