[ExI] dna ethics question

spike spike66 at att.net
Mon May 5 18:33:19 UTC 2014

>... On Behalf Of BillK
Subject: Re: [ExI] dna ethics question

On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
>>... Whoever is trying to maintain privacy in the 21st century is fighting
a losing battle...

>...The trouble with that is that in the modern state everyone is a
criminal. You can't leave the house without breaking many laws during the
course of the day... BillK

Classic British understatement BillK.  You wouldn't even need to leave home.

In the US currently we have a sports team owner who made offensive comments
to his girlfriend in his own home which she recorded and leaked to the
media.  Technically it wasn't illegal, but he is ruined in any case.  Had he
done something illegal, it wouldn't be a problem: sufficient money can deal
with criminal prosecution.  But a billionaire's money cannot buy him out of
this mess.

Of course this has little or nothing to do with DNA.  I agree in principle
with the sentiment of BillW: privacy is history, welcome to the transparent


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