Jordan Peterson: It will be a 'miracle' if we escape social credit system
"It will be a miracle if we escape" a social credit system like one they have in China, Dr. Jordan Peterson told Australian Sky News host Rita Panahi in a recent interview.
"Do you think what we did during COVID could usher in our version of a social credit system?" Panahi asked Peterson.
"Oh, yes, definitely," replied Peterson. "That's highly probable."
Peterson is a clinical psychologist, author, and professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. He also is bestselling author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Case, and Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.
When Panahi asked him if it would be accepted by the masses, Peterson replied, flatly, "They won't even notice."
"People have no idea," said Peterson. "It's like, well, why not have a digital passport? I mean, you know, how convenient? Like, fair enough. And you can understand that. Wouldn't it be nice if we could pay for everything with our phones?"
But, he explained, "It's like, wouldn't it be nice if the central government who's woke-oriented and makes carbon dioxide remediation the priority, knows exactly what you spend on everything so they can target you tax wise with precision? It's like, 'oh, didn't think about that.'"
"Yes, it's highly probably. It'll be a miracle if we if we escape from that."