Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them. - Laurence J. Peter

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Singularity Summit - Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson is giving a talk. She's training to be an astronaut!

The Personal Genome Project sequenced her genome. It's online as an experiment to see what happens when you put your genome online. She's a director at 23andMe, a genome sequencing company. She's talking about the future of genetic testing. We'll have personalized drugs appropriate to your genome.

Should we have personalized laws? Maybe we will find a gene showing propensity to alcohol (presumably she means addiction or violence). Should regulations be heavier on people with this gene? (Or, I would add, maybe regulations should be lighter on the rest of us.)


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