Imagine receiving a score based on how you behave in public. If you help your community, your score goes up and if you get caught texting and driving or jaywalking, your score goes down.
China is planning to do just that — assign a social score to all of its citizens, evaluating their behavior. People who generate low scores are banned from traveling, buying a house and even accessing high-speed Internet. People who have a high social score are deemed “trustworthy” and receive perks like discounts and better bank interest rates.
The country today uses 173 million surveillance cameras to monitor people’s behavior in public, with the goal to increase surveillance to 600 million cameras by 2020.
Some say that a social score is a good idea and will keeps people accountable for their actions in public. But opponents of the plan say that the scoring system would have to dig deep into people’s everyday activities to evaluate them, and it can be easily abused by the government.
We want to know what you think — should people be scored based on how they behave? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show.
Yes because people need to learn that being bad is bad. And I’m a good boy