Real reason why S’pore wants to be a Smart Nation

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says efforts to simplify and integrate electronic payment systems are underway, including making such a method available at hawker centres, in a bid to transform the country into a Smart Nation.
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Makes survelliance of the sheep people a lot easier. Black-listing of trouble makers will also be easier.

Companies in China, including Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, are required to help China’s government hunt criminal suspects and silence political dissent, and their technology is being used to create cities wired for surveillance. (WSJ)

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I wrote this Coming here, China’s new tool for social control? sometime ago

Beijing wants to give every citizen a credit rating for everything.  Citizens’ ratings are to be linked with their identity-card numbers. The rating will be based on behaviour such as spending habits, turnstile violations, filial piety and “assembling to disrupt social order”. These scores can be used to blacklist citizens from loans, jobs and air travel.

 

 

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16 Responses to “Real reason why S’pore wants to be a Smart Nation”

  • Bernard Tan:

    Dear SINGAPOREAN,

    Electronic surveillance is what is taking place and soon (if we don’t voice our concerns) will be a hangman noose for all citizens including, PRs FTs, Aliens etc..

    The apex of all concern is the infringement of personal confidentiality and the freedom of one’s right regardless of a single or multiple parties rule, authoritarian rule and/or partisan rule.

    Bottom line, YOU have no say as, the person in charge can electronically screw you up whether, on your e-payment, e-certificates/documents, e-gadgets etc.. Just imagine, you have zero dollar and frosted account for dinning, can’t buy anything at wet markets and supermarkets can’t take public transport, no basic health care provision, no education, no movies to watch in the theaters, no electricity, gas and water etc.. Scary right. Well, Hollywood movies on Electronic Survillance is not friction. YOU will live in FEAR FOREVER. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?

    Do you want your life to be controlled and screwed by self entered, unscrupulous, evil of all evil people (human) in power and authority?

    Remember, don’t ever think and say, “I’ve don’t and won’t do anything wrong so, there’s nothing to hid and/or worry about”.

    Bare this in mind, ELECTRONIC WARFARE is NOT ABOUT YOU, it’s about the PEOPLE (human) whom YOU HAVE ELECTED that, can and will give you a HELL (NO) LIFE once you are ostracised by them.

    To allow and give a blanket cheque is amounting to signing your death certificate not only to be cremated but also, to live in total darkness, fear etc.

    Pls Pls Pls – this must NOT BE ALLOWED.

    Thank you.

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  • Bapak:

    CI, this time l agrees with you.

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  • rukidding:

    Like the Revelation 13 in the Bible……

    The beast , 666 and the numbers given to everyone inorder to buy, sell do any transactions.

    Yup,….its becoming TRUE !

    Look at Donald Trump and his support for Isreal.

    Look at how the Internet ( WWW =666) and how the simple “smart phone” has “infiltrated” into each and every living soul here .

    Ever ask why the US $1 dollar bill has an image of a Pyramid ?….the Providence Eye ???? ( why an egyptian pyramid symbol is found on a US dollar note ? )

    The “pieces” are coming together !

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  • CI Trying to Scare Sheep:

    It’s already happening already. This time, it’s not the 70% but 99% who allow it or is completely ignorant.

    I dare say Singapore is the country with the most surveillance in the world. In most Western Democracies, their citizens will not allow the government to trample on their rights and dare to protest if their governments were to do anything funny. But in Singapore, dumb sinkies gave PAP the blank cheque.

    For example in the US, mass surveillance is considered illegal, so they have to do it secretly, and even lying to Congress.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/seanlawson/2013/06/06/did-intelligence-officials-lie-to-congress-about-nsa-domestic-spying/

    And as usual, CI is late and talking about old stuff.

    2013
    Singapore an advanced surveillance state, but citizens don’t mind
    https://www.techinasia.com/singapore-advanced-surveillance-state-citizens-mind

    2014
    Singapore’s Precarious Surveillance State The Envy Of US Intelligence Agencies
    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140730/13443428060/singapores-precarious-surveillance-state-envy-us-intelligence-agencies.shtml

    Lee Hsien Yang was already talking about the Orwellian Nightmare, and CI is talking like it’s still a Work In Progress.

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  • JacobAbraham:

    It’s not just surveillance. It’s the start of total control!!

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  • LIONS:

    More like $mart $hitty of PAPie$?
    The ordinary sgs are getting to be le$$ than ordinary.

    Even third world economic scavengers are better off than many jobless sgs.

    Ler Ah Long is so proud of his own kind of FT POLICY.
    He is a real clown.

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  • Just TAX the peasants more!:

    Already some neighborhood parks have surveillance cameras installed.

    Hong Lim park no need to say.

    Already it’s been an extremely KiaSu system for 52 years.

    Smart nation shit makes no diff.

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  • William C:

    The daft sinkies will believe this is good if everyone is tagged. They believe this is to counter terrorism.They will say it is alright to have a crime free city. They will tell you why worry if you are a law abiding citizen. They will accept thus as a small sacrifice for the good for everyone

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  • Sg already fully Controlled:

    CI,

    For 50 years , sgreans have been fully frightened and live in fear of Authorities.

    It’s Extreme Climate of Fear.

    So, this thingies you talking about makes no diff because sgreans already fully domesticated loong ago.

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  • Sperm, ejaculated:

    Bernard Tan:
    Dear SINGAPOREAN,

    Electronic surveillance is what is taking place and soon (if we don’t voice our concerns) will be a hangman noose for all citizens including, PRs FTs, Aliens etc..

    The apex of all concern is the infringement of personal confidentiality and the freedom of one’s right regardless of a single or multiple parties rule, authoritarian rule and/or partisan rule.

    Bottom line, YOU have no say as, the person in charge can electronically screw you up whether, on your e-payment, e-certificates/documents, e-gadgets etc.. Just imagine, you have zero dollar and frosted account for dinning, can’t buy anything at wet markets and supermarkets can’t take public transport, no basic health care provision, no education, no movies to watch in the theaters, no electricity, gas and water etc.. Scary right. Well, Hollywood movies on Electronic Survillance is not friction. YOU will live in FEAR FOREVER. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?

    Do you want your life to be controlled and screwed by self entered, unscrupulous, evil of all evil people (human) in power and authority?

    Remember, don’t ever think and say, “I’ve don’t and won’t do anything wrong so, there’s nothing to hid and/or worry about”.

    Bare this in mind, ELECTRONIC WARFARE is NOT ABOUT YOU, it’s about the PEOPLE (human) whom YOU HAVE ELECTED that, can and will give you a HELL (NO) LIFE once you are ostracised by them.

    To allow and give a blanket cheque is amounting to signing your death certificate not only to be cremated but also, to live in total darkness, fear etc.

    Pls Pls Pls – this must NOT BE ALLOWED.

    Thank you.

    Jack ma supports a One party system.

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  • Zoogapore:

    “”Anonymous Coward, 5 Aug 2014 @ 2:29pm

    “They are drawn not just to Singapore’s embrace of mass surveillance but also to the country’s curious mix of democracy and authoritarianism, in which a paternalistic government ensures people’s basic needs — housing, education, security — in return for almost reverential deference.”

    Sounds an awful lot like a zoo.”"

    https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140730/13443428060/singapores-precarious-surveillance-state-envy-us-intelligence-agencies.shtml

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  • RDB:

    Already being surveyed via internet via PC & HP. As well as home line phone too. Motor car via ERP. All are tracked by time and place. That include surveillance cameras island wide. Sg so small only ~700 Sq km flat so cheap to do lah!

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  • Sleeping or what!:

    All under the radar lah especially those that write in social media. Everyone got a file open lah. Here easy to monitor with all the state of the art gadgets and facilities and machinery they have at their finger tips.
    Maybe safer in North Korea for they are big country and lacking sophisticated monitoring equipments.
    Here it is like Orwell’s 1984.
    70% wants it this way, what to do.
    One wrong move that they don’t like or they want to set example to scare people, at their pleasure, you sure unfortunately get it.

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  • Huxley & brave new world:

    “But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

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  • Samuel S:

    Now because of this Smart Nation drive, the government is increasing taxes to achieve. Why penalise us whenever the government is doing her jobs?

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  • Becos...:

    Singapore wants to be a smart nation becos it’s becoming stupid beyond cure.

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