DH2019

Dystopian future? China’s social credit system and the surveillance state

Since the People’s Republic of China announced in 2014 that they will launch a new system that is supposed to make sure it’s citizens and corporations will become more trustworthy (as the China Daily has reported), it has been a hot topic of speculation among Western journalists that cover China of what this system will look like and how it will impact…

Did we unlearn to be bored?

We are not even fully awake and already grasping our phone to check social media. We are immediately turning on the radio or the television to receive the news to be updated. While we are listening to the latest news we have breakfast.When we leave the house, the first thing we do is getting our phone out of the pocket. In the bus…

EU’re a Bit of a Mess.

Cross my heart and hope to die, I was going to write something meaningful and thought-provoking for this blogpost. The surge in racist attacks on footballers’ social media is a worrying trend, and the professional footballing community’s calls for action from the platforms themselves is a topic worthy of its own essay. Alas, this week I’ve been gripped by the selfish urge…