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The Credit Society - by Chiayu Hsu

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Ever since Social Credit became fully implemented, the concept of domestic trading has been revolutionized. We now trade our digital footprints, privacy, and for some people, dignity in exchange for convenience, recognition, and safety. It changed the social order as well. Those who had social status and wealth now need to strengthen their third power, hence the Social Credit black markets and Social Credit laundries. Those who had no social status nor wealth now get the chance to climb up the societal food chain by playing ‘model citizens’- not only well-behaving oneself, but helping the society to ‘correct the un-ethicality’, hence the ‘social activists’ or the ‘moral vigilantes.’




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