Inside China's High-Tech Dystopia

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    In part three of Hello World Shenzhen, Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance heads out into a city where you can't use cash or credit cards, only your smartphone, where AI facial-recognition software instantly spots and tickets jaywalkers, and where at least one factory barely needs people. This is the society that China's government and leading tech companies are racing to make a reality, with little time to question which advancements are net positives for the rest of us.

    Part One - Inside China's Future Factory
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    Part Two - China's High Stakes Robot Wars
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Mariana Ramirez
Mariana Ramirez

hahaha what a title

Vor 2 Tage
Raghavendra bsrg
Raghavendra bsrg

90% of Urban India is already living on QR Codes. Keep laughing America :D

Vor 22 Tage
Poha Officer
Poha Officer

Big brother is watching you

Vor 19 Tage
Personified Marvel
Personified Marvel

Now I understand why I see VPN ads everywhere...

Vor 27 Tage
Hüseme Erbolat
Hüseme Erbolat

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Vor Monat
Old Mate
Old Mate

Speed = Poor Quality. But not always :)

Vor Monat
Tomasz Yarlett
Tomasz Yarlett

Tankies triggered like

Vor Monat
Lefa Setshogoe
Lefa Setshogoe

Your anti chinese rhetoric is disgusting in all honesty.this is what every city should aspire to be, a high tech utopia

Vor Monat
Brando Ferg
Brando Ferg

The eat tons of dog, not so much southern “civilized” or w.e cities. All there tech is stolen they get caught all the time. Digous are nationalistic, and often exploit the kindness of other country’s to foreigners, these older generation Chinese often abuse relations illegally plundering there resources to extinction. They care not for other country’s ppl or ecosystems, and will brag to that fact on china’s internal social network system. Help the Chinese ppl by not helping the CCP or CPC CPR w.e it is now or will be. Don’t help their propaganda, they are a fascist ethnostate, not a socialist regime As if that’s better.

Vor 2 Monate
Jason Zhao
Jason Zhao

That the most ignorant and biased comment I've seen for a while. Help chinese people but disregard their culture.

Vor 6 Tage
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

Lol most of Chinese tech os depeloved by their own An example In 2020 acording to the data of WIPO China is the biggest producer of patents of technologycal inventions Lol I mean of you want to be a idiot it's okay just dont make it so obvious In the rest o agree with you i hate CCP

Vor 27 Tage
Rohan Krishna
Rohan Krishna

Such a biased video. I feel that's perfect! Instant Karma. You do a mistake you are fined. It seems like a ideal world.

Vor 2 Monate
Teofilo L
Teofilo L

Bloomberg should start a Hollywood movie production house or something, they already have all the talents they need.

Vor 2 Monate
dannyzee4
dannyzee4

Let China make their own decisions Clearly it's worked....this rapid development and insane change in standards of living wouldn't happen in an electoral democracy

Vor 2 Monate
LTJ Production Official
LTJ Production Official

Cyberpunk vibe

Vor 2 Monate
Will Sims
Will Sims

This is so laughable. Go see what Snowden revealed about NSA.

Vor 2 Monate
Abhishek vajpeyi
Abhishek vajpeyi

. China 🌆

Vor 2 Monate
Abhishek vajpeyi
Abhishek vajpeyi

china have best A.I on this planet 🌆

Vor 2 Monate
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

Wu dao 2.0?

Vor 27 Tage
Abhishek vajpeyi
Abhishek vajpeyi

rfgt raing

Vor 2 Monate
Christopher Szeto
Christopher Szeto

This is so incredibly sinophobia it's hilarious. Technological advances abound and life is getting better--but in China! Dystopia.

Vor 2 Monate
Tekno77
Tekno77

Hello comrade, you've been given 500 points! Keep up the great work for our beautiful China 👍

Vor 7 Tage
Shawn Yeo
Shawn Yeo

Hello chinese bot

Vor 11 Tage
Warren Lee
Warren Lee

Are we all so smart, sure, smug and condescending that we say, that will NEVER happened in "Insert country of choice" ? Look what's happened in Brazil, United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, whoops, there goes my social credit score.

Vor 2 Monate
Sasha Gareau-Davis
Sasha Gareau-Davis

Wow I came to this video expecting everyone to see what’s coming but turns out you just lost 2 years of extra warning instead...

Vor 2 Monate
IDntUndrstand
IDntUndrstand

Why does the beat at the start sound like a direct rip-off of the uppercuts beat?

Vor 2 Monate
ptys
ptys

I enjoyed this production, kinda like Vice but without the spin. Nice looking city, despite the restrictions. 😎

Vor 3 Monate
Huwhite Death
Huwhite Death

Xina is a large part of the blueprint for the N W O government.

Vor 3 Monate
wook
wook

If the US had this city it would be called cyberpunk and futuristic but because it's in the east it's called dystopia ?. US only has 10 mega cities while china has hundreds of cities like this.

Vor 3 Monate
tweet334
tweet334

I see it coming, chinese will be first with basic income and no need to work to earn a living.

Vor 3 Monate
tweet334
tweet334

I catched myself not using too often the „search my phone“ option, not to appear like a totally messed up, in my meta data.

Vor 3 Monate
KEKW!
KEKW!

this is so biased

Vor 3 Monate
Don Daddah
Don Daddah

Over 1/3rd of Bloomberg income is from China contracts

Vor 3 Monate
Jude michael Velez
Jude michael Velez

Just like in the Matrix...its all about CONTROL. Thats the CCP agenda from the beginning. Better leave china....ASAP.

Vor 3 Monate
Dennis Zhou
Dennis Zhou

That is so disgusting,I can't imagine how cruel to live with this kind of ......Biased media

Vor 4 Monate
zgmfBuzzard 105
zgmfBuzzard 105

all kinds of bias man. its different from criticism

Vor 3 Monate
teras usaha
teras usaha

These are everywhere. But Bloomberg just says China.

Vor 4 Monate
Nas Hussain
Nas Hussain

Guys sack Dubai coz china’s the place to be

Vor 4 Monate
Ali Qazilbash
Ali Qazilbash

Special your welcome!

Vor 4 Monate
Amin Karimi
Amin Karimi

So many ccp bots in the comments lol

Vor 4 Monate
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

@Amin Karimi rehabilation camps * Yeah they destroy the enviroment Like ALL OTHER COUNTRY ON EARTH, yeah they have a Shiti comunist gobernament (CCP) that is authoritarian and genocide That conquered Tibet and reanexed HK but that's how the world works Half of the things you said are in most of part Propaganda But.... That does something to do with the video? This vídeos is just about technolgy dude

Vor 26 Tage
Amin Karimi
Amin Karimi

@Damian Jf Western propaganda? So the concentration camps, destruction of the environment, communism, authoritarianism, Tiananmen Square, occupation of Hong Kong & tibet, overfishing others' waters, etc. etc. etc. is all western propaganda? Go to school hombre

Vor 26 Tage
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

I think that are persons that dont eat the western propaganda so easy Like you... 😉

Vor 27 Tage
Olaf Bobryk
Olaf Bobryk

I want to say it's biased because it's from an American's perspective, but I see some valid points. Still, I don't believe this is fair, I've never been to China and I really want to go there to experience a new world.

Vor 4 Monate
Paul H.
Paul H.

5:12 - China is not "communist", it is socialist. One ideology wants to abolish states while the other one wants to actually form a strong central government.

Vor 4 Monate
Phi Guy
Phi Guy

propaganda starts at 4:21

Vor 4 Monate
busin essman
busin essman

Which is more dangerous? China dystopia or America Qanon freedom

Vor 4 Monate
Stealth747
Stealth747

You cant buy and sell without its mark ( QR code ), sounds familiar.

Vor 5 Monate
Media Masters Limited
Media Masters Limited

What about software like Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp and so many more platforms that people are using that people are not even aware of the intrusion? Which country is in charge of these?

Vor 5 Monate
Apoorv Shukla
Apoorv Shukla

all these are controlled by facebook, i, personally, have deleted all facebook acc. and blocked its trackers, and as far as google is concerned i just use youtube and rest is all firefox, duckduckgo, brave. we do not live in china. its way worse there

Vor 4 Monate
Julius caesar
Julius caesar

Dogecoin!!!!

Vor 5 Monate
rochelimit's hangout
rochelimit's hangout

Bloomberg documentary are always biased I say

Vor 5 Monate
zgmfBuzzard 105
zgmfBuzzard 105

all kinds of bias man. its different from criticism

Vor 3 Monate
Apoorv Shukla
Apoorv Shukla

but its not

Vor 4 Monate
AFAndersen
AFAndersen

US: Amazing automation to leave the heavy work to robots China: Dystopian automation to destroy the lives of the people Not biased at all!

Vor 5 Monate
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They act like our western civilisations are the best in the world, other nations constantly beat us in education, technology advancements and care, yet they belittle such ethnic countries because of potics and biases

Vor Monat
Michael G
Michael G

Don't worry China had their face detected and saved in their database thanks to their sophisticated AI technology and their Hikvision IP cameras. Once these foreigners talk sht about China and the authorities will show up at their doors hahaha 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Vor 2 Monate
A. Sadiki
A. Sadiki

*uck of bloomberg f*ck off

Vor 5 Monate
jake p
jake p

Any chance of a list of music used?

Vor 5 Monate
ponytailLink
ponytailLink

i think it’s utopia not dystopia

Vor 5 Monate
zgmfBuzzard 105
zgmfBuzzard 105

a utopia wont dictate how many kids you can have, how much money you can make or what you can read. a utopia is complete freedom and civil perfection. something most scholars argue; no country can achieve.

Vor 3 Monate
Milind Parvatia
Milind Parvatia

Dude street vendors have started using Paytm/Gpay QR codes in rural India since like what 3 years back. Almost everywhere use can use QR now in India.

Vor 5 Monate
Melvin Mathew
Melvin Mathew

EXACTLY!! I have almost never used cash or card for the past couple of years

Vor 4 Monate
sugershakify
sugershakify

Central Bank Digital Currencies are the West' plan to implement this.

Vor 5 Monate
H Asclepius
H Asclepius

This was the most Americanized propaganda i have seen so far- ignorant, mind numbing-ly dumb, arrogant, poor perspective or prospective of the future and world- check, check, check and check!

Vor 5 Monate
H Asclepius
H Asclepius

Oh look another American propaganda tool talking about “dystopia”- when infact New york is infected with sewer rats, crippling architecture, toppling crime rates and the American styled homelessness, dont even get me started on San Francisco- “I couldn’t afford it”, but sure tell me how China is doing baddddd! Go Burrrrrr USA, you lost. Period 🙂

Vor 5 Monate
Placeholder
Placeholder

This is just a really strange video. Ok so you couldn't use an AMEX which led you to draw the conclusion that they don't accept credit cards in china... except for the fact that you put it in a credit card reader in the first place? QR codes don't make things any easier for the government to track purchases btw.. they could just go straight to the credit card or bank

Vor 5 Monate
GRV S
GRV S

Living in Shenzen is like living in an authoritatian future. Every citizens are monitered 24/7 with ai, skynet. People are just a tool, no more art, culture and entertainment, just propoganda. ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL.

Vor 5 Monate
GRV S
GRV S

!

Vor 3 Monate
Ricardo0714
Ricardo0714

BBC:You're hired!

Vor 3 Monate
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

Ok dude is enough BBC reports for today

Vor 5 Monate
everton1869
everton1869

Fuck right off... There are no more surveilled people than those unfortunate enough to be born American

Vor 5 Monate
erik kjaer
erik kjaer

Its so sad that these people don't really see how controlled and oppressed they are

Vor 5 Monate
Apoorv Shukla
Apoorv Shukla

@Damian Jf i dont use facebook

Vor 4 Monate
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

Dude.... it's so sad to see how brainwashed are you by western media... I mean... yes... see sometimes BBC is not a bad idea... but of you see it all the time is bad for you... Like if Facebook dont spy us

Vor 5 Monate
J Kairos
J Kairos

If you support CCP's China, you also support all their inhumanities.

Vor 5 Monate
Erik 567
Erik 567

De-couple from China.

Vor 5 Monate
星河
星河

lol the rest of the world doesn't want that. You can isolate yourself all you want.

Vor 5 Monate
Anthony Sosa
Anthony Sosa

That facial recognition and fine is scary

Vor 5 Monate
Teofilo L
Teofilo L

Scarier things happen all the time around us.

Vor 2 Monate
Michael Heider
Michael Heider

But if you have a robot you can have it working in the usa or Germany and save shipping.

Vor 5 Monate
Chris R. Burch
Chris R. Burch

stupid and weak content

Vor 5 Monate
Linda's Place
Linda's Place

Boring.

Vor 5 Monate
Cheryl Hoffman
Cheryl Hoffman

The caring wrist lily arrest because tail maternally strap near a secret division. determined, sophisticated snake

Vor 5 Monate
Moinak Sengupta
Moinak Sengupta

Americans are jealous !

Vor 5 Monate
LOST ANARCHIST
LOST ANARCHIST

1984

Vor 5 Monate
never mind
never mind

Black Mirror anyone?

Vor 5 Monate
Ben Carneiro
Ben Carneiro

This is yellow peril content-

Vor 5 Monate
Ben Carneiro
Ben Carneiro

Clearly the United states is a 3rd world country and Chad China is not

Vor 5 Monate
Master Champloo
Master Champloo

Dystopia? Two mass shootings in a week probably qualifies more. Your president is too busy giving speeches at funerals

Vor 5 Monate
We are all connected
We are all connected

This is all part of the great reset

Vor 5 Monate
Lynn Jepson
Lynn Jepson

Send liberals, they can feel the Bern!

Vor 5 Monate
Seanzie P
Seanzie P

As an American that’s been living in China for over a year and currently living in Shenzhen, I feel like the general perspective of China back home is a bit warped. I think the Australian guy put it perfectly. Additionally, the whole tone of this blogger seems heavily biased right off of the bat.

Vor 5 Monate
Alex
Alex

ya china nice people no genocide

Vor Monat
Ja'far Moh
Ja'far Moh

The red scare has never stopped It just changed its ways

Vor 5 Monate
Rob Dobson
Rob Dobson

I feel sorry for these people. China’s leaders are cheaters, liars and thieves

Vor 6 Monate
LTK
LTK

I remember when Shenzhen didn’t have paved roads.

Vor 6 Monate
Chris Logstrup
Chris Logstrup

welcome to the future

Vor Monat
Mr. NooBody
Mr. NooBody

High tech + socialism= dystopia

Vor 6 Monate
Damian Jf
Damian Jf

China is capitalist dude

Vor 5 Monate
moralambush
moralambush

Nice propaganda video Bloomberg. Idiots.

Vor 6 Monate
Bharth Yadav
Bharth Yadav

Automation is Inevitable

Vor 6 Monate
Manas Mahanand
Manas Mahanand

Capitalists: We are creating employment by hiring workers to manufacture phones. Leftists: You're exploiting your workers! Capitalists: K we built machines so we no longer have to "exploit" workers. Leftists: You're creating unemployment! Capitalists: : /

Vor 6 Monate
D
D

I hate the Chinese communist party

Vor 6 Monate
BKKone
BKKone

1984 is already here and has been for quite some time. China shows just the peak of the iceberg.

Vor 6 Monate
上海申花蓝血人
上海申花蓝血人

idiot

Vor 6 Monate
上海申花蓝血人
上海申花蓝血人

you are just like a frog in the wells

Vor 6 Monate
上海申花蓝血人
上海申花蓝血人

let me tell you something .in china you can buy 1984 and animal farm.ccp let we love it but we can also donot select love

Vor 6 Monate
Destroyer of the world
Destroyer of the world

Sometimes china will rule the globalization

Vor 6 Monate
Leandro Cayao
Leandro Cayao

The voice tone of this journalist, it’s like this video is about making China look like the evil.

Vor 6 Monate
上海申花蓝血人
上海申花蓝血人

???

Vor 6 Monate
Cosine
Cosine

_Welcome to City 17. It's safer here._

Vor 6 Monate
Yulvin Fairari
Yulvin Fairari

The west will call other non west success and development a "dystopia" 🙄🙄

Vor 6 Monate
Chris
Chris

Are you a real person? Will you answer me? Why is the support for China so overwhelming on restricted websites? Are you paid? Are you a bot? If not, why do you blindly support a government that will shave the heads of hundreds and pack them onto trains to be educated against their will? The comments seem to show support for something, rather than compliance. I can't figure out why it's so common unless the information you are given is so misleading. If you are real and you do support China, I don't think making people angry, less informed and consequently more determined will improve anything, for you, or for those this message was intended for.

Vor 3 Monate
Auntpig_696
Auntpig_696

You make it sounds scary as if the usa hasn’t been the first country to mass surveillance its citizens lmao

Vor 6 Monate
2b2t is a factions server
2b2t is a factions server

@Avenus112 The only difference between China and America is that China admits it openly.

Vor Monat
Avenus112
Avenus112

I dont buy that China is a fraction as malevolent as American propaganda says but it's still frightening, whether the empire doing it is American or Chinese.

Vor 2 Monate
Leela Martin
Leela Martin

October 13th, 1917. Fatima, Portugal.

Vor 6 Monate
air a
air a

5:16 who the fuck is this racist guy.

Vor 6 Monate
上海申花蓝血人
上海申花蓝血人

?!

Vor 6 Monate
Paresh Patil
Paresh Patil

Entire population of china is forced labour. They don't even spare jack ma

Vor 6 Monate
Jocelyn K
Jocelyn K

The journalist you chose is so incredibly biased without proper backing This is some crappy reporting. Either be open-minded or have actual proof of dystopianism. Also please choose someone smarter. He cam across like he was high at least half of the time.

Vor 6 Monate
skrenja
skrenja

We're only a few steps behind them in western society, people are just too blind to see that their freedoms are slowly being eroded.

Vor 6 Monate
Tobi L
Tobi L

Dystopia? Wtf you on about. I have been to Shenzhen many times. It is a delightful place

Vor 6 Monate
Mo Money
Mo Money

Death to the CCP. May it be shamed for all history.

Vor 6 Monate
springmorning
springmorning

THEY ARE NOT WORKERS. THEY ARE HUMAN BEEINGS WITH HUMAN LIFES, JUST LIKE YOU AND JUST LIKE THOSE BILLIONAIRES. YOU ARE DEHUMANISING THEM WITH THIS VIDEO.

Vor 6 Monate
zgmfBuzzard 105
zgmfBuzzard 105

calling them workers doesn't dehumanize them lol i work - there for i am a worker... see how that works?

Vor 3 Monate
Liao Ran
Liao Ran

lol this is so biased

Vor 6 Monate
zgmfBuzzard 105
zgmfBuzzard 105

all kinds of bias, man. its different from criticism

Vor 3 Monate
Toose
Toose

Automation of manufacturing is no more dystopic in China than it is in similar scenarios in places like the United States. This video is extremely biased

Vor 6 Monate
Hoonatic Bloggs
Hoonatic Bloggs

Just keep making people take cash . It’s not exactly inconvenient to use , and there is not about 7 middle men.

Vor 6 Monate
Hoonatic Bloggs
Hoonatic Bloggs

Pleas stop buying Chinese goods

Vor 6 Monate
WAR AHEAD GRGGNG
WAR AHEAD GRGGNG

Everyone in the world is not capable to buy american product like as you so wht? 70% of the world population can use the affordable goods which is made in China thts how it’s going on so wht???

Vor 6 Monate
Tigg Tiggs
Tigg Tiggs

Not to worry, western, corporate imperialism is working hard to make sure the world has a high tech dystopian future.

Vor 7 Monate
The message man
The message man

We need Rebel Red to come over there and destroy this system

Vor 7 Monate
Gavin Nash
Gavin Nash

Just fire this guy, annoying as hell.

Vor 7 Monate
Luc
Luc

"Inside China's high-tech dystopia" sounds pretty stupid at face value though lol They're innovating and heavily investing in automation. Once they switch to a planned economy this would actually allow their people to work less and enjoy more luxuries simultaneously. The efficiency would outpace Western economies pretty fast. It only seems logical to me that supercomputers are much more capable of efficiently running an economy than selfish investors following graphs on a screen ever could be. I do think we should be vigilant that they don't abuse their power with facial recognition technologies. Before they become more democratic I'll remain skeptical of them for sure.

Vor 7 Monate
Dino B
Dino B

To hell with Chinese tech and the CCP

Vor 7 Monate
chayan pathak
chayan pathak

7:48 woman wondering *wtf he trying to say ?*

Vor 7 Monate
J B
J B

I wouldnt even visit China at this point.

Vor 7 Monate

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