摘要: Technology has played a large role in China's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak—but how will the U.S. response compare as the virus continues to spread?

 

 

Technology has played a large role in China's efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak—but how will the U.S. response compare as the virus continues to spread?

Experts say it's unlikely, but not impossible, that America could replicate the tech-driven approach taken by China, which has taken full advantage of its vast surveillance apparatus and the murky integration of "big data" to monitor, diagnose and limit the movement of its citizens.

It's not that America doesn't have its own surveillance tools to play with, but more to do with basic differences between the two countries, experts said. As one digital human rights researcher told Newsweek: "China isn't just a surveillance state—it's a model for digital authoritarianism."

Around the world, many efforts to utilize technology to identify or contain COVID-19 have proven innovative, such as the drive-thru test stations in South Korea and the robotic healthcare assistant in Washington state. Others, including by China, have been a little more dystopian.

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