How China plans to control their population
If you live here in the U.S. and fear big brother and the eventual loss of your civil liberties, you have a right to be concerned.
Ww all know about NSA and FBI issues that have been brewing here, but I believe it is instructive to study the behavior of your known and potential enemies — therefore I present the following description from the Futurism web site which explains how the new social control system the Chinese are building will work.
From the Futurism web site — The Chinese government is taking a controversial step in security, with plans to implement a system that gives and collects financial, social, political, and legal credit ratings of citizens into a social credit score. The idea itself seems straight out of science fiction, but in a society like China’s, it’s already beginning to take shape.
For a nation that has a more-or-less openly totalitarian approach to governance, a move to install a Big Brother social credit system shouldn’t be surprising. Proponents of the idea are already testing various aspects of the system — gathering digital records of citizens, specifically financial behavior. These will then be used to create a social credit score system, which will determine if a citizen can avail themselves of certain services based on his or her social credit rating.
“China has a long way to go before it actually assigns everyone a score. If it wants to do that, it needs to work on the accuracy of the data. At the moment it’s ‘garbage in, garbage out,’” explained Wang Zhicheng of Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.