ok so we want to collect your dna and put it in a big database
americans: hmm i dunno about that. i dont really trust the government with that kind of stuff
what if it was a private corporation and it helped you do race science
americans: oh hell yeah. i fucking love racism. sign me the fuck up
Those things are too important to be put in the hands of people we can choose by some kind of democratic process.
Billionaires are a lot more trustworthy!
@dankwraith One annoying thing about this for me personally is that it could genuinely help with several weird healthcrap things I have going on, but I won't do it if it's going to contribute to eugenics.
Racists ruin everything again.
I think the risk is data being sold to the highest bidder with far fewer checks/balances than in some other parts of the World (like what already seems to happen with motorists personal info and the DMV in many bits of USA) so any org which /did/ want to use it for bad purposes can do so...
@dankwraith it makes me angry that enough of my relatives have done this that i probably could be dna matched despite not wanting anything to do with all this
@dankwraith Thanks, I hate it. Of course, a decent amount of why Americans are doing this is to see if they're eligible for a CDIB.
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