I saw this Bloomberg video when it went live a couple of weeks ago, and in honour of Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, or whatever you want to call it, I wanted to share it with you. Here's the brief:

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.
And here's some perspective on this that you might not have considered: As dystopian as China's Internet seems to be, at least it's transparent—that is, everyone there knows the deal, that their government is surveilling them at all times. Can the same be said for us here in the west?