The Chinafication of Europe is spreading like a virus as European cities, one after the other, seem to be pushing the Chinese social credit system idea forward. It’s not only in Bologna, Italy, that a digitally monitored social credit system is in the pipeline. Similar projects are planned in Bavaria, Germany, and Belgium but they have not progressed as far as in Bologna. And now, the so-called “Vienna Token” will be tested in Austria’s federal capital, Vienna, in the autumn.
Every citizen of Vienna will be offered an app that will reward their behaviour with “Vienna Tokens”. Those who save CO2, get points. The pilot project should have started in 2020, but will now start in autumn 2022.
It’s not the first, but it’s certainly the biggest intervention to date by the globalists in citizens’ way of life, Wochenblick wrote, “good behaviour” will be rewarded but how long will it be before “dissenters” are punished?
As in Bavaria, the environmental footprint will be the cover for the environmentally conscious capitalists. TKP blog reported that the City of Vienna is planning a “digital bonus system which rewards environmentally conscious behaviour with free access to cultural events using an app.”
The app recognises when you travel on foot, by bike or by public transport. The CO2 savings compared to the car journey are then converted into tokens, which can be exchanged for a QR code that grants cheap admission to public events.
During the pilot phase, the tokens will be called “Culture Tokens.” After the app has been tested and is made “available online” to the entire Viennese population it will be known as “Vienna Tokens.”
According to TKP, the University of Vienna is conducting research on the social credit system in China. The project, ominously titled ‘Engineering a trustworthy society’, is being funded by the European Research Council (“ERC”), over 5 years, with more than 1.8 million euros.
The head of the research project Heinz Christoph Steinhardt said that of course, it is a reward system, but “here you choose whether to participate, in China you cannot decide whether to participate.” That it is on a voluntary basis is a crucial difference between China and European initiatives.