Right now there are laws against health insurance discriminating based on genes. We all have some "bad" genes, and that does not mean they will be expressed some day (switched "on").
A company who "owns" your DNA does not have a patent or rights to it. For now it just lets them use it for further research. How do they know who "saw" / used your DNA first?- they dont.
I think the future holds more personal rights/freedom issues than some company knowing your DNA. Take "AI"- thats a threat. Driver-less cars are the first step to remove personal freedom, but city dwellers/hipsters and people who swallowed the "society pill" dont acknowledge this / are oblivious to it or don't care.
A car operating of GPS can purposely have travel / geographical operational limits. - As in, no longer driving out to the sticks, or down that minimally mapped BLM / forest road to your outdoor haven. I never have been and never will be a deep city dweller, so this concerns me.
The weirdest thing I've seen with these ancestry and /me data companies are the people who link it to social media. Some don't give a F about
personal privacy or want everyone to know theirs for some reason?
Fact is, if the day comes that society / government want all this info on you along with your implanted chip......they will demand it, and you wont stop them unless you move to a remote part of the world. Glad I'm not twenty something.
Post Edited (astroman) : 5/19/2018 1:18:10 PM (GMT-6)