In spite of the exaggeration, there’s some truth underlying this inability to “rant on Twitter,” or expose companies online — because sometimes when you do it, you end up falling into a trap that ultimately damages you rather than the company. More than thinking that the flight company could be a monopoly, for being the only one to offer that travel service to Naomi’s place, it seems that this trust economy works the same way for both sides: you need to have status to buy something and this something is what gives you status too. So there is a mutual dependence, as much as you would have if you are, for example, in our world, working for a company. You can’t simply rant on Twitter about something they did and which is clearly wrong, because that would mean you’ll lose your job and, in Nosedive’s work, the status linked to that company. I myself could be exaggerating here too, but see what I mean? When thinking about our current systems of Human Resources, in which these professionals hunt people’s profiles online and check what they’ve been saying and what kind of people they are, I think Nosedive does a great service when moving this issue from the work environment to social relations.

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Brazilian journalist, MA in Semiotics and PhD candidate in Visual Arts. Head of innovation and futurism at UP Lab. Cyberpunk enthusiast and researcher.

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