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Big Data in Little China

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Are there fundamentally different ways for countries to progress into and through modernity? After all, the western model has been dominant for 200 years because of its success in doing so. But might Big Data โ€” as controlled either by strong central states, private monopolistic businesses, or both โ€” allow new forms of social regulation that can drive the evolution of non-western societies into modern values and beyond?