In digitizing and centralizing everything, the Ukrainian government launched in 2020 an application called Diia which brings together identity card, passport, license, vaccination record, registrations, insurance, health reimbursements, social benefits, and more of millions of Ukraine residents.
Such a model is only known so far in China with the famous social credit and with COVID-19, the Ukrainian government announced that the payment of benefits will be conditional on the presence of a vaccination certificate on the app.
Meanwhile, it has been discovered that Russia had access to the Diia mobile application and thus to the personal data of millions of Ukrainians as two Russian companies are among those involved in providing some services.
The most interesting part is that one of these companies – EPAM Systems – has ties with the Russian government and develops software, in particular for Sberbank of Russia, VTB, Rostelecom and Yandex, i.e falls within the purview of the Russian FSB (Federal Security Service).
In China, citizens have access to the same virtual identity cards integrated into a mobile application. Users can use it to identify themselves when they register in a hotel or to benefit from certain government services, with a ‘point system’ that allows them to have additional rights when they engage in activities the ChiComs identity as “good citizen behavior”.
Should your behavior, or general attitude not conform to expectations place on you by the government, you will then begin to score on a negative behavior matrix, leading to several penalties ranging from no government subsidies, to no banking access, to not being able to use public transportation, to not getting a job, to not being able to rent or purchase a home, to restricted travel and more. It is complete control.
This is what's coming here. It's been in the works for a very long time. Biden already took the first steps by signing an EO for a government backed digital currency which will eventually replace all paper currency.