I didn't invent the term "Panoptistate" to describe what China is doing with its social data monitoring effort, but I did write an Epsilon Theory note about it. Read more »
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Is there an alternative to the totalitarian data infrastructure China has constructed? Is there an alternative to the fragmented, semi-private-ish version of the Chinese system that we have constructed in the West? YES. Read more »