If you’re an educated person who reads and spreads his wings to reach out for new horizons, or you just happened to watch Last Week Tonight (doesn’t matter), you are aware of the new social score system in China. And if you don’t do: Educate yourself. It is very important to know about such developments. Not only because it is China, (and it’s always good to know about other countries development), but because its regime did implement a system that may end up in our Western countries too. Which would be an absolute disasters. But I don’t want to overexertion.
Short summary. The social score system dictates your life in China. The better you are, the better the chances for a credit for example. Or, the better you are, the better your apartment can be. On the other hand: The worse you are worse your life will be. You will be publicly known as a bad person. Just a small example. What does this mean? This is basically nothing but regime-induced paranoia and fear or loss of their social status. And the implications are endless.
What if you don’t get a good job anymore? Or your neighbors know about your social score? What if you don’t find a partner because the other person judges you by your score? We all know that China is not a free country. It is a regime and autocracy. (And for my part a dictatorship.) It can do whatever it wants with its people. But that doesn’t matter right now. What does matter is the outcome of this: A totally superficial, paranoid, angst-driven and ridden country. I may overexertion here, but I want to make my point. Also but, I must admit that Chinese citizens do not have a problem with such a system. Which may be mainly due to their live in China itself or the propaganda.
Such a system could be implemented in Western countries too. People already judge others by their status and followers. Only a tiny fraction of a system like in China, but due to the data in America’s concerns; it could be easily implemented. Even thought it will probably not. The question though is not the score system; but the surveillance in incorporates. Here are coming two parts together: One one hand the already existing surveillance across all Western countries. And on the other hand: A system that judges us by it. Because it doesn’t matter if it is a public system. A hidden one would be one. And that would be worse than the one in China.
Okay, okay. My point here is greatly overexerted. But that doesn’t matter. We should be vigilant observers and must always think of how and when a system can be implemented in our countries. Our democracies are not bullet proof. (See U.S.A., Italy, Austria or Hungary.) More and more autocratic forces gather and try to destroy what is left of our democracies. And now think on China. Exactly.