Online behaviour will inevitably be a big part of what is monitored, and algorithms will be key to everything, though there remain doubts about whether something so ambitious will ever come to full fruition.The Chinese notion of credit - or xinyong - has a cultural meaning that relates to moral ideas of honesty and trust.Anything that deviates from the norm, any unique quirk, or unpopular opinion can now have a serious negative effect on all aspects of life in China., Bryce Dallas Howard stars as a woman who has fallen victim to the evils of a social credit score.
China's President Xi has consolidated his power and solidified it by recently abolishing term limits for the office.
He has stacked the main legislative council with his supporters.
It is a one-party communist state which looks increasingly like the dystopian world in 1984.
There are up to 30 local social credit pilots run by local authorities, in huge cities such as Shanghai and Hangzhou and much smaller towns.
Using a secret algorithm, Sesame credit constantly scores people from 350 to 950, and its ratings are based on factors including considerations of "interpersonal relationships" and consumer habits.