Social Credit System chega à América

Uh-oh: Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system

In China, scoring citizens’ behavior is official government policy. U.S. companies are increasingly doing something similar, outside the law.

SesameCredit.jpgEste artigo depois descreve em detalhe como seguradoras podem fazer os prémios cobrados depender de fotos nas redes sociais, o software de um bar pode recusar entrada a um cliente que tenha dado problemas num outro bar a milhares de quilómetros de distância, os condutores Uber agora classificam passageiros, e claro podem ser excluídos de redes de comunicação como WhatsApp, Facebook, …

O que fica a faltar é um acordo entre os grandes (Google, Apple, Fb, Amazon, Microsoft,…) para fazer um sistema como o Chinês para nos excluir a todos (sim, ler este blog vai dar uma pequena penalização por cada dia de acesso) de fazer actividades como: compras on-line, compras em lojas com cartão Visa ou MasterCard, aceder a Netflix ou tv cabo, usar um smartphone, …

Fiquem agora com uma pequena descrição do sistema chinês, e por inerência do que nos espera no futuro se no ocidente não houver oposição suficiente ao sistema.

In China, Your Credit Score Is Now Affected By Your Political Opinions – And Your Friends’ Political Opinions

China just introduced a universal credit score, where everybody is measured as a number between 350 and 950. But this credit score isn’t just affected by how well you manage credit – it also reflects how well your political opinions are in line with Chinese official opinions, and whether your friends’ are, too.

 

 

Revolução Automóvel

Em Portugal anda muita gente distraída com a Revolução a acontecer no sector automóvel, liderada por empresas como Tesla, Waymo (Google), Apple, Foxconn, Uber, Lyft e o sector automóvel tradicional. Para quem não tem acompanhado, aqui fica um resumo das principais componentes da revolução… Continue a ler “Revolução Automóvel”

Ria com Sakamoto

Leonardo Sakamoto é um intelectualzinho de esquerda que escreve em MacBooks contra a Apple e, neste ,caso as vítimas foram as pessoas que esperaram a saída do iPhone 5 às portas das lojas Apple um pouco por todo o mundo. O Implicante é um site Brasildeiro Liberal bem disposto que comenta Sakamoto e a sua verborreia de forma extensa mas engraçada.

Podem ler todo o artigo aqui. Excerto:

Sakamoto indignou-se com a fila, que viu no “Bom Dia Brasil, da TV Globo”. É curioso esse socialismo do séc. XXI, em que você começa o dia com uma boa dose de jornalismo “da TV Globo” para acompanhar o seu Sucrilhos com Toddynho. Comparou então às irracionais filas por ingressos para shows de rock, em que sempre se pergunta se “esse povo não trabalha, não?”, com típica expressão de nojinho, pronunciada com acento tônico na passagem “povo”.

Continue a ler “Ria com Sakamoto”

iTV

Terry Gao, da Foxconn confirma diversos detalhes sobre a iTV:

According to Foxconn CEO Terry Gao, the new Apple television set will be called “iTV” and production will begin in earnest. Read about the features and possible release date.

According to a new report from China Daily, Foxconn CEO Terry Gao has confirmed that Apple will indeed launch the fabled iTV in 2012. In a candid report, which is making its rounds on The Daily, the Foxconn CEO was surprisingly candid about the upcoming Apple television set, offering details about its production schedule, name, and release date.

The Daily reports that “Apple’s lead contractor Foxconn is gearing up to produce the sets, although production hasn’t yet started, CEO Terry Gao told reporters in Shanghai yesterday, China Daily reported. The new product will be called iTV and will feature a sleek aluminum shell similar to that of many current Apple laptops and products, and will have a similar high-definition display, Gou said. It will also have FaceTime video chat and be able to accept instructions using Apple’s Siri voice recognition program…”

The inclusion of FaceTime and Siri will be particularly interesting, since Apple will be essentially integrating these popular iOS features into a television set, thus crafting what could be considered the first mainstream “video phone” — a futuristic concept that has yet to become a household reality in any other format other than computers and some smartphones.
 The Daily article goes on to stipulate that “no release date or production timeline for the iTV has been released, nor has Apple even officially confirmed that such a product is in the works.” It brings up an interesting point, since it is hard to imagine that Apple would sanction Foxconn to leak this kind of information about a brand-new product such as the iTV. Gou also noted that “Foxconn would partner with technology company Sharp, which will manufacture the screens on the new televisions,” and that the iTV will feature a high-definition “Retina Display.” Given the fact that production for the iTV has not even begun, it is now quite unlikely that it will be released at the WWDC in June, leaving only the iPhone 5 as a possible surprise release.

É no mínimo estranho e uma mudança de política de alguém muito próximo da Apple em geral e de Tim Cook em particular.
Certo que Steve Jobs já alertava a concorrência no seu livro, mas ainda assim…
Deixo a dica para que quem esteja a pensar em comprar Tvs possa ter os dados mais recentes para pensar 2x…

If Apple Ran The US Government

Uma conta de Twitter provocante. Pena é ter sido descontinuada (mas ainda podem ver o histórico). Engraçada, para fãs da Apple que simultaneamente são Liberais. Ficam alguns exemplos:

RT@iPwnM0nster@AppleGovernment what’s the penalty for jailbreaking apple products?
One-way vacation to Cuba. Guantanamo to be exact.

The @AppleGovernment stimulus package = $10 off $100 iTunes Gift Cards.

Washington Monument to be disassembled and rebuilt with 1/4 as many bricks, for a simpler and cleaner design.

President Jobs will be having discussions with Attorney General Sewell regarding this unacceptable turn of events.http://gizmo.do/qJelrn

Any Apple users caught rioting/looting in London will be stripped of their iDevices and forced to use RIM products instead.

Apple announces iInTheSky X, a revolutionary new version of the world’s most popular UAV. It completely reinvents how we kill terrorists.

No paper currency. iTunes Store Gift Cards RT @najohnson84: Will you also have paper currency that offers bills in $499, $699 and $999 amts?

 The @AppleGovernment doesn’t have its credit downgraded because the S&P is terrified their iPad supply will get cut off. Which it would.
President Jobs begins each speech by asking the assembled press to turn off their Mi-Fi’s.

Plans for a new stealth plane are found in a German bar in Georgetown.

The First Amendment is rewritten to specifically exclude Gizmodo.

Jony Ive redesigns the dollar. It’s an aluminum coin with a laser-etched Apple logo on one side and no other markings.

Any traveler with an iPhone or iPad gets to go to the front of the line at airport screening. Unless said device is jailbroken.

Social Security Numbers to be replaced with AppleID’s.

Next generation of aircraft carriers will be named after large cats: USS Jaguar, USS Leopard, USS Panther, USS Cheetah, USS Puma, USS Liger.

Income Taxes Can Be Paid With 1-Click. 1-Click is a registered service mark of Amazon.com, Inc., used under license.

No more daily press conferences. Instead, the press gets 20 minutes every 3 months on a conf. call that the President doesn’t show up to.

Fake but immaculately replicated United States Post Offices begin appearing in China.

This month all Social Security checks will be replaced by Gift Cards to the iTunes Store. Good for Music, Movies, Books, Apps, and TV Shows.

President Jobs has ultimate authority, thus averting any “debt limit crisis”. Also, spending more than you bring in is a bad way to run biz.

The American Flag is too cluttered and will be replaced by a variant of the flag of Texas. Secretary Ive says it’s “cleaner and simpler.”

Showing the iBookstore version of the Bible. http://bit.ly/qI3ydo RT@achadha1@AppleGovernment The president will swear in on an iPad.

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will have a precision aluminum unibody enclosure and include the ‘Thunderbolt’ multipurpose weapons platform.

The Presidential succession plan is totally secret and known only by the President’s Cabinet.

The Pentagon is being redesigned to be a perfect circle, with all curved glass, and a gorgeous courtyard in the middle with 85% more trees.

All taxes will be replaced by a 70/30 split on all goods sold.

All books, newspapers, TV shows, and blog postings must now go through an approval and authorization process. With a secret appeals process.

VP @pschiller “This year’s budget is going to be the most amazing we’ve ever created: thinner, faster and lighter than ever before.”

Por falar em Twitter, se quiserem saber como vão ser os produtos Apple no futuro, têm é que seguir esta conta!

iPhone 5, iPhone 6, ou como a Apple quiser: Ronda de Rumores

Sei bem que este blog lê Política e Economia e não futebol ou Apple, mas creio que há notícias (mais rumores…) que merecem um post para o público em geral:

1. O Próximo iPhone pode ter um AirBag! – Se o acelerómetro sentir uma queda, dispara sacos como os do automóvel. Eu estou a ver isto  a poder correr muito mal…

2. Pode ser completamente resistente à Água! – Apple e Samsung estão atrás da mesma empresa que desenvolve tecnologia inovadora.

3. Pode ser resistente a óleo das mãos/dedadas

Para além de claro, mais leve, mais fino, mais largo (ecrã), melhor câmera, 4G (rede mais rápida), Quadcore (rapidez), gráficos mais rápidos (20x?)NFC (pagar aproximando o iPhone de um sensor), e muito mais.

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