Here is a 25 second excerpt from a speech at the World Economic Forum by Michael Evans, CEO of Alibaba at WEF 2022. This applies to all countries and it is NOT only about your carbon footprint. Think facial recognition and punishment for jaywalking, or buying meat at your local grocer instead of crickets ala Boudreaux, or posting negative comments on social media about an EV.
And at the link immediately below is a short video by a “journalist” from a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda station. She explains how the CCP social monitoring system works.
If you use YouTube, which I do not recommend, this 12 minute video below by VICE network explains China’s AI video surveillance network and its dovetail with their social control system.
Already, wherever you live, if you use a smart phone or have been in an international airport in the last 5 years, then your face and identity are already in the facial recognition database.
But they do not require voter identification for elections in many jurisdictions, enable mail-in ballots and there is no independent validation of vote counting machines in most countries.
I expect that YouTube will remove these 2 videos. When they do, just let me know please.