Genetic analysis software and hardware used to be very expensive, only for professionals—now it’s trickling down to ProAms, and soon (under 5 years) will be widespread for consumer applications. This changes how drugs are developed and applied (don’t test against 500 people and say whether it “works”, figure out which genetic markers indicate the people it works for and sell to those), how diseases/conditions are diagnosed and treated, and our sense of self. Expect “interesting” (in the Chinese curse sense) interactions with privacy, workplace relations, and even parenthood.
The Internet of Things That Do What You Tell Them: Cory Doctorow passionately explains how computers are already entwined in our lives, which means laws that support lock-in are much more than inconveniences.
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