Keep in mind that China is a permanent member of the US-created UN Security Council, the World Trade Organization (which manages the global capitalist empire), and the G-20, which the Asian Development Bank has characterized as the steering committee of global capitalism. In other words, China is just a province in global capitalism and just another crime family with a seat on the Commission. The Sinophobia that the Repugnicans have adopted is a pseudo-populist rhetorical trick that is meant as a counterpart to the Democraps Russophobia, a distraction from ruling class shenanigans, and an attempt to capitalize on anti-Chinese sentiment generated by COVID-19. Don’t think for one minute that US oligarchs don’t enviously observe China’s techno-surveillance system and regard it as a prototype for their future ambitions.
By Tara Chan
- Chinese businesses and the military are monitoring employees’ brain activity and emotions.
- The “emotional surveillance technology” helps employers identify mood shifts so they can change break times, an employee’s task, or even send them home.
- The technology reportedly increases productivity and profitability, with one company claiming its profits jumped by $315 million.
- Emotional surveillance adds to a wide surveillance network of facial recognition and internet censorship across China.
Employees’ brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.
The technology works by placing wireless sensors in employees’ caps or hats which, combined with artificial intelligence algorithms, spot incidents of workplace rage, anxiety, or sadness.
Employers use this “emotional surveillance technology” by then tweaking workflows, including employee placement and breaks, to increase productivity and profits.