22 OCT 2016 -BEIJING — Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how “trustworthy” you are.
In this world, anything from defaulting on a loan to criticizing the ruling party, from running a red light to failing to care for your parents properly, could cause you to lose points.
And in this world, your score becomes the ultimate truth of who you are — determining whether you can borrow money, get your children into the best schools or travel abroad; whether you get a room in a fancy hotel, a seat in a top restaurant — or even just get a date.
This is not the dystopian superstate of Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report,” in which all-knowing police stop crime before it happens. But it could be China by 2020.
And anyone who says that “it could never happen here” hasn’t been paying attention to the giant new datacenter which the NSA has built in the Nevada desert – the Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative Data Center – which is exactly the type of facility required to engage in such “total data gathering” on a nation’s entire population. And the ICC/NCI Data Center isn’t science fiction – it already exists and is operational.
Just imagine what ‘pResident Hillary’ would do,
with such information at her fingertips.
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED