DHH wrote a good piece a few months back along similar lines:
What is going on with “social capital” and face recognition in China sounds like something out of dystopian science fiction and it’s happening right now.
Absolutely is. If you watch the TV series Black Mirror (one of my favourites), you’d recognise it’s basically the plot of the “Nosedive” episode: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosedive_(Black_Mirror)
I can’t imagine what it would be like to work at companies that are following the actual plot line of something in the dystopian genre.