Stalin wanted this but the technology just wasn’t there. His UK disciples have picked up the baton and are well down the path with it.
This is just one of the reasons our government is making the installation of SMART meters compulsory.
The other is of course to tax fine you for what they consider excessive use of that bad CO2 creating power. Even though they, and everyone except for a few die hards, know that it is all a scam.
The difference is that what this guy is proposing as a solution is OK for the US but not going to be possible in the UK. SMART meters on everything, gas, electricity and water are all going to be compulsorily enforced by power of law. The difference between trivial crimes such as burglary and assault is that these laws will be rigorously enforced.
Next down the line will be SMART suits. To measure your weight, food intake, excretions and your breathing. Taxes for everyone.