We live in a cybernetic society, which is about continuous surveillance, data collection and analysis.
The Chinese government has begun to implement the tracking, monitoring and labeling of its 1.4 billion citizens into categories of trustworthiness — also known as social credit. From their own State Council document, this is being done in order to:
…allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.
As Melissa Dykes highlights, the Chinese system is but a precursor for what can be expected on an ever-widening scale as full-blown Technocracy ensnares the globe.
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