Thomas Koenig's message in RISKS 32.76 gives the impression that the German
ministry for education and science proposes a Chinese-style social credit
system for Germany.

In reality, the study is an attempt to forecast societal trends: "The role
of Strategic Foresight is to anticipate technological, economic, legal and
geopolitical developments." The study also points out that "It is currently
unclear which developments will take hold in the long term and which will
not."

The study describes six different scenarios, one of which predict the
emergence of Chinese-style social credit system.

Lars-Henrik Eriksson, PhD, Senior Lecturer
Computing Science, Dept. of Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden

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