That's scary enough, although given China's huge population, some form of governmental control that is simultaneously more comprehensive and less overt than repression through brutal police tactics is probably seen as a Good Thing by the Chinese authorities.Like private credit scores, a person's social score can move up and down depending on their behaviour. The exact methodology is a secret — but examples of infractions include bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, buying too many video games and posting fake news online.
But now, Venezuela is implementing a similar system, the Carnet de la Patria but will use it for outright government control. Among other punishments, no carnet means no government food handouts.
I suspect this technology will become ubiquitous in the future, differing only in the stick-to-carrot ratio a particular state employs.With personal data now so available, some citizens fear they can lose more than just their jobs, said Mariela Magallanes, an opposition lawmaker who headed a commission that last year investigated how the fatherland card was being linked to the subsidized food programme.
The government, the commission said in a report, is depriving some citizens of the food boxes because they don’t possess the card. “The government knows exactly who is most vulnerable to pressure,” she said.
Your Chilean RUT already has a QR code on it......