Friday, January 21

Oh, your dad used to be smart as a monkey! But then his mind started getting lazy and now he's dumb as a chimp.

How do you know you're in the wrong? When even the new york times thinks you have too much government regulation, and are being too paternalistic. This is really the worst thing that the government can to do to people. Deny them information because they can't handle it. I'm not saying the government needs to give out information about nuclear bombs, or military secrets. But banning people from having their genes tested? Really? Who thinks the government should have that power? Next government regulators will tell doctors they can't tell patients if they cancer because we don't know if the patients can handle that information. And the argument that it's snake oil, and not really accurate? Really? So i can't get my genetic code tested because it may not be 100% accurate, but i can go spend my money on psychics, that would be legal. The real problem obviously isn't that the genetic tests aren't accurate, nobody would care if they weren't accurate, the problem is that they are. We are approaching ever closer to gattaca, which may seem depressing to some people, but there is no turning back the clock.


Blogger Aras said...

Gattaca was awesome. I wish the technology had already been available for my kids. Maybe I'll still be able to get in one or two valids before my insemination clock runs out.

4:23 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

That seems unlikely, although not out of the question that you could see some grandchildren or great grandchildren born that way. It would still probably be primitive compared to seemingly fully developed version in gattaca, but it's on the way.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Aras said...

Can't wait. I hope Lithuania gets if first.

9:30 AM  

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