Social Score. Black Mirror, a Netflix anthology, often shines an unflattering light on our growing obsession with technology. Perhaps no episode did it more effectively than “Nose Dive,” which starred Bryce Dallas Howard as a young woman obsessed with growing and maintaining her social score, which was totally controlled by the whims of others. It seems like the Chinese government might also be a fan. It’s planning on rolling out its own societal social ranking as early as 2020 and has already beta tested it in some municipalities, where people with bad scores, the Blacklisted, appear on billboards throughout the city. Truth really is stranger than fiction.