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Forum: July 26, 2018

Topic: “China’s Social Ranking System

On its surface, the social ranking system looks like any other effort to mine users data: tracking purchases, media choices, app use, etc.  But in addition, the system assigns Chinese citizens a social credit score based on their social, political, and economic behavior. A bad score affects a Chinese citizen’s ability to travel via train or plane and can even stop a person from getting a good job or staying at a nice hotel. The system works by using big data, AI, and mass surveillance to monitor citizens in whatever they do. And now, the social credit system is extending outside of China’s borders. 

Here are two articles to consider in advance of our discussion:  
 
 

Also in the Media:

David Staley was a guest on In Focus with Mike Kallmeyer discussing the future of Hyperloop: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/section/in-focus/in-focus-shows/2018/03/23/in-focus-hyperloops-impact-on-future

Also in Print: 

Columbus Futurists were profiled in a recent edition of the Columbus Dispatch’s special project CbusNEXT.  A reporter visited and reported on the November meeting (“Big History”) and interviewed convener David Staley.  Check out the story online: “Columbus Futurists gather to anticipate what might be ahead.”

Make note

Scheduled Meetings for 2017-18  (all meetings meet 6:30-8:00pm at the Panera Bread Co. community room, 875 Bethel Road):  (Also be sure to check out – and like –  “Columbus Futurists” on Facebook!)

  • May 24, 2018 – Topic: The Future of Global Pandemic
  • June 21, 2018 – Topic: Air Force Science & Technology 2030
  • July 26, 2018 – Topic: China’s Social Ranking System
  • August 23, 2018 – Topic: tbd
  • September 20, 2018 – Topic: tbd
  • October 25, 2018 – Topic: tbd
  • November 15, 2018 – Topic: tbd
  • December 2018 – No meeting

 

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