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.