So, what’s going to happen next?
I can tell you that.
A few years ago, in a book called, The Game’s Afoot, I wrote that the Chinese Government was giving people marks according to behaviour. The social engineering, citizens being ranked and rated according to their behaviour, began just over a decade ago.
By Dr Vernon Coleman
`The Government,’ I wrote, `will measure people’s behaviour in order to decide what services they are entitled to. Anyone who incurs black marks for traffic offences, fare dodging or jay walking will find that they are no longer entitled to the full range of public services and rights.
Moreover, internet activity will also be used to assess behaviour. Individuals who do bad things on the internet (or whose searches are considered questionable) will find themselves ‘black marked’. Individuals who have ‘responsible’ jobs will be subjected to enhanced scrutiny.’
It was called a social credit score and I wrote then that it was likely that Western Governments would soon follow suit. And they are doing so with great enthusiasm. It might not have obviously reached your town just yet – but it will, oh it will.
China has led the way because the Chinese system is more efficient than anything the West can offer. The Chinese government has more control over everything and the people don’t have much control over anything. It works very easily. Everyone starts off with so many points.
And a smart app on every phone measures behaviour and helps the authorities decide whether or not you are good citizen.