Dystopia starts with 23.6 inches of toilet paper. That’s how much
the dispensers at the entrance of the public restrooms at
Beijing’s Temple of Heaven dole out in a program involving
facial-recognition scanners — part of the president’s “Toilet
Revolution,” which seeks to modernize public toilets. Want more?
Forget it. If you go back to the scanner before nine minutes are
up, it will recognize you and issue this terse refusal: “Please
try again later.”