Locked down in Shanghai, I’ve caught a glimpse of our techno-dystopian future | Curio

Locked down in Shanghai, I’ve caught a glimpse of our techno-dystopian future

10 mins | May 25, 2022

A techno-dystopia of rotting cabbage, digital breadlines and bossy drones. The Chinese state media have heralded their strict lockdown as “trailblazing”. But public anger at the government seems to be mounting against the measures as most Shanghai residents are shut in their homes. Don Weiland reflects on the humorous and horrifying experience.

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