Another good piece by John Harris writing in The Guardian. The truth is, we've had credit scores for a while now - as anyone who remembers buying a property can tell you. It can be a pretty painful process. 

But what if there was a social credit score based on your online behaviour? Banks have toyed with this idea for a while. But when governments get involved it becomes much more scary. 

What about your taste in music? And clothes? Will the social web become a cluster of fancy night-club style destinations? Don't have the right look? Age? Shoes? 

If you're not on the list, you're not coming in. Ah well. There's always Facebook...