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.