US cities adopting Chinese-style traffic cameras: Facial recognition, genetic data, and instant fines—are social credit scores next?

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Major US cities are incorporating cameras into streetlights and traffic lights, reminiscent of China’s surveillance system. In China, these cameras are used to enforce strict regulations like jaywalking, capturing detailed data including genetic information and photographs. Offenders face immediate fines deducted from their bank accounts and may suffer social consequences such as restricted access to transportation and entertainment.

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