This is disturbing. Yahoo! Finance has an article on the wealth opportunities of a sanctioned surveillance state. It’s worth over $16 billion. They even list the companies that are ready to benefit.
Names, you know.
And that’s just business, but if you keep reading, they explain – without blinking – what’s involved—emphasis mine.
- Social credit systems represent the ability to identify (mostly people but also some “things”) and track activities for purposes of grading behaviors and applying “social credit” scoring. A given grading/scoring methodology depends largely on social credit system objectives and metrics.
- Social credit system infrastructure includes analog and digital surveillance, Internet-enabled devices like smartphones, wearable devices, security systems, sensor-enabled physical objects, and surveillance devices that use biometrics and computer vision. Technologies include broadband wireless (WiFi, LTE, and 5G), IoT, AI algorithms, and big data analytics platforms, processes, and procedures.
Say it with Me.
Big Brother. Well, maybe not by that name. Brother is probably far too gender-specific for this day and age. Maybe they’ll name it Julia (as in Life of Julia, but with cameras, biosensors, and 24/7 digital tracking).
Winston Smith’s lover was named Julia, no coincidence, that, I think.
‘Sometimes,’ she said, ‘they threaten you with something–something you can’t stand up to, can’t even think about. And then you say, “Don’t do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to So-and-so.” And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn’t really mean it. But that isn’t true. At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there’s no other way of saving yourself, and you’re quite ready to save yourself that way. You want it to happen to the other person. You don’t give a damn what they suffer. All you care about is yourself.’
Maybe we’ll even get our own room 101.
Hey, this will create a lot of good-paying jobs. Both for the technology, its upkeep, and, lest we forget, 24/7/365 system management (monitoring).
Trust me. They’ll go there. A police state supervised by people who decide what the idea of good behavior means “largely on [the] social credit system[s] objectives and metrics.”
Someone has to decide the objectives and metrics. Guess who?
If you are even remotely okay with any of this, then there’s something wrong with you, or you do not understand the implications. It’s why we pushed back on plate-reading cameras and intersection cameras, and traffic cameras. Once we allow this, it is never going to go away. And it will only, ever, get more intrusive.
Just think about what the vaccine passport psychos were after and amp it up. Then do it every day, forever.
It will be a lot like the last few years, on steroids. Approved violence or destructive behavior will not be logged or punished, while any peaceful objection to the regime will.
States need to step in and stop this now because the Fed-Machine wants this, and Big Tech is eager to help. It’s worth billions to them.
Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Managing Editor and co-owner of GraniteGrok.com, a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.
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