What is happening in Ireland is a trial run for what will be done everywhere. They experiment in different countries trying out different measures and then they use the AI to analyze social media to gauge the push back. Then they “adjust” the plan and implement an adapted version somewhere else. They are using behavioral psychology.
Soon it will be better if you leave your smart phone at home and carry cash (and no ID) on your person. When they go completely digital with the currency we are in big trouble.