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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

@dankwraith

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!

@kingu_platypus_gidora @dankwraith Government is too corrupt. Might as well let the corporations run the show.

@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.

@artsyhonker @dankwraith Wait, where is this being used for eugenics? I thought it was just those pseudoscientific "find out your heritage" services.

@aidalgol @dankwraith I don't know that it is being used for eugenics.

I also don't trust that it isn't, though. It certainly doesn't feel very safe in that respect. :-(

@artsyhonker @aidalgol @dankwraith

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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