When it comes to high end security, even federal governments rely on biometrics.

A recent announcement from Venezuela indicates that the South American country's federal government will soon introduce fingerprint scanners at supermarkets as a way to combat food shortages. The country has been at odds with speculators, who have been hoarding food and reselling it at an unfair markup.

According to The Guardian, Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's president, hopes that by requiring all citizens to produce a mandatory biometric card when purchasing groceries, that they can catch opportunistic food hoarders. The country already relies on fingerprint scan technology for their elections, which has been very effective at stemming voter fraud.

So whether it's being used to secure a data center or battle food shortages, biometrics is surely the wave of the future.

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