Miley Cyrus plays a pop star who releases a smart doll in season 5 of Black Mirror

In the story, Miley Cyrus' character releases a smart doll patterned on her behaviour, which, as a fan discovers, is something of a mixed blessing.
In the story, Miley Cyrus' character releases a smart doll patterned on her behaviour, which, as a fan discovers, is something of a mixed blessing.PHOTO: NETFLIX

SINGAPORE - When the subject of China's social credit system comes up in the news, Western observers like to point out how it is a nightmare scenario foretold in Nosedive, a much-discussed episode in the Netflix satirical anthology series Black Mirror.

In the story, which is set in the near future, a person's worth is based on points they receive from others, based on how well they interacted. A woman played by Bryce Dallas Howard finds her life unravelling after her ratings plummet. She becomes a pariah, shunned by businesses and friends alike.

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