I'm sure all of you have watched Gattaca, the perfect movie about the future where the genetically gifted get the professional jobs and those predisposed to genetic diseases later in life get the menial jobs. Big pharma wants a vast genetic database to make big money, cops want it to solve all crime, and the government wants it too. So why don't we have one yet? Because the people don't want it, it's too scary to contemplate! But quietly, in ones and twos, people are submitting a spit sample to private companies like 23andme, Helix.com, and Ancestry.com. 23andme alone now has 5 million genetic records of people. And they are selling the data to big pharma. https://www.businessinsider.com/dna-testing-delete-your-data-23andme-ancestry-2018-7 A pharma giant paid 23andme to get a $300 million dollar stake! The DNA test for $199 is a teaser rate because your genetic data is the true prize to make money. Cops also found the Golden State killer because one of the Killer's relatives used a genetic testing service. https://www.wired.com/story/detectives-cracked-the-golden-state-killer-case-using-genetics/ They found the DNA to be a 50% match (or somesuch), so they knew the killer was a family member of the 50% hit. That narrowed down the search from millions of people down to like a dozen. So if a few of your family members use the DNA testing, cops have almost all the information they need about you already. 23andme is just like Google. YOU are the product they are ultimately selling. To be fair, using their genetic data with identifying information stripped out, a few genetic oddities have been discovered. Sneezing when confronted by bright sunlight? (I do it!) Well, it is genetic. https://www.vox.com/2016/2/18/11046766/photic-sneeze-reflex The success in medical research, crime solving, and making money are all going to put upwards pressure for more DNA databases. We are inching towards Gattaca daily! Please use this thread to discuss our dark future.