Thursday, January 27, 2011

Future Shock 5

Here's something I never thought I would read:
But if each peasant has to scan her irises every time she picks up her ration...

It sounds like something from some kind of post-apocalyptic cyberpunk book, but it is actually happening right now in India.

Apparently the best way to make sure that people living in conditions of stone-age poverty get enough food to eat involves biometric scanning and massive databases.  We definitely live in a strange world.

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