If you've ever lived in a developing country for long enough, often you've thought "I wish people had some incentive to think about my safety/comfort, not just their own". Because they don't have that incentive, and for individuals there's no social pressure to think of "public" comfort.
4. people who may recognize me on the street
The solution might be better education in school and through social programs, to build in a civic-minded or public-minded consciousness.
But the shortcut seems to be, "if you're a lousy member of society, we'll curb your social freedoms and put you on a list".
Is that creepy in the sense that it's invasive and "nanny state/big brother"? Absolutely.
Is that dark? Well it has to be weighed against the darkness of kids growing up in a society in which life is cheap, OSHA is an incomprehensible joke, and "me-first" is the only driving force for the average person on the street. That's pretty dark too.
That is the darkness.
Although personally if whoever decides the rules is preventing people from running me over on the sidewalk, preventing smoking in my face while I wash my hands in the restroom, and taking businesses to task for scamming me, then... the darkness isn't that dark.
I'd have to balance that against the over-reach of government indoctrination and blocking access to information.
After enough times nearly being killed by an idiot on a motorbike, it's a genuine mental balancing act.
Give it a few years. Or read a history book if you are impatient.
So, ond can be like Singapore today, another can be like Venezuela today. Depends on the govt and whether it responds to its constituency.
Better to not have those systems in place.
I wrote a post that goes through the main points of the official social credit document:
In China, the proposal is that people will be given credit scores by the government based on a set of laws and criteria. In this case, it would not be subject to the whims of mob rule.