China’s dictator-for-life Xi Jinping resides over the world’s largest Technocracy. Technocracy is the science of social engineering – the scientific operation of an entire social mechanism. It is thus operated by ‘Technocrats’ (not politicians or representatives of the people) according to their narrow view of science, removing the need for elected officials. In short, a Technocracy is a scientific dictatorship.

This is exactly what China is.

The Chinese government uses surveillance technology, big data and algorithms to weed out and punish any citizens who they do not approve of.

The most recent example of this is the travel ban for citizens with a bad “social credit” rating. Starting this year on May 1st, Chinese citizens who rank low on the country’s burgeoning “social credit” system will be in danger of being banned from buying plane or train tickets for up to a year, according to statements recently released by the country’s National Development and Reform Commission.

Citizens who have spread “false information” or caused “trouble” on flights, used expired tickets, or were caught smoking on trains could all be banned, according to Reuters.

China’s social credit system is based on the principle of “once untrustworthy, always restricted”. Launched by the government in 2012, it vows to “make trustworthy people benefit everywhere and untrustworthy people restricted everywhere” by the time it is fully implemented in 2020.

“Untrustworthy” to whom? Only “untrustworthy” to a highly corrupt government?

The new travel restrictions are the latest addition to this social control mechanism, which rates citizens on a range of behaviors from shopping habits to online speech.

People in any country of the world should have the greatest alarm at what is happening in China. Exactly the same mentality is being rapidly implemented by many other governments. The United States once led the world in terms of influence and trends, but China has taken its place – whatever happens in China will be exported around the world.

The model of Technocracy that has been built in China will most definitely spread to most regions of the world, if not already.

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