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Old 05-02-2019, 08:25 PM
 
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Actuarial science? Geezus...if an employer sees fit to hire someone they should not be able to choose to not provide insurance to that person because of a pre-existing condition or some risk to the insurer. If they don't want to pay for their insurance then they can hire someone else.
Wait till the insurance companies start using DNA to charge more based on what you might be predisposed to. I believe that day is coming!
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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Wait till the insurance companies start using DNA to charge more based on what you might be predisposed to. I believe that day is coming!
I wouldn't be a bit surprised and that's a real slippery slope because it could well lead to things like preventative detention when a person is found to have several schizophrenia or psychosis related snps, or mandatory sterilization for people carrying markers for serious genetic disorders.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Wait till the insurance companies start using DNA to charge more based on what you might be predisposed to. I believe that day is coming!
Go rewatch Gattaca.

It was even illegal to use DNA to analyze people.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:26 AM
 
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Go rewatch Gattaca.

It was even illegal to use DNA to analyze people.
I never saw Gattaca, is it sci-fi? I was watching a news show about the catching of a very old serial killer recently, the BTK killer. In their attempts to identify and confirm his identity, they used DNA from a pap smear his sister had done during a recent hospital stay, without the sister's knowledge.


While I think it's great they can use DNA to get animals like that out of society, I just don't trust where it might be headed in the future.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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I never saw Gattaca, is it sci-fi?
Mildly. It's some years into the future, and everything is controlled by your DNA analysis. It's made very clear that there are legal protections and barriers to companies using the information this way, but it's universally done anyway. (The basic plot is about the protagonist using someone else's DNA to mask his own problematic analysis.)

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While I think it's great they can use DNA to get animals like that out of society, I just don't trust where it might be headed in the future.
All tools have two sharp edges, and I long ago learned to distrust those who insist a new tool will only be used for The Betterment of Mankind.
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Old 05-03-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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I never saw Gattaca, is it sci-fi? I was watching a news show about the catching of a very old serial killer recently, the BTK killer. In their attempts to identify and confirm his identity, they used DNA from a pap smear his sister had done during a recent hospital stay, without the sister's knowledge.
Interesting, I googled it and found the case, it was the killer's daughter and they got a search warrant in order to test the pap smear. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/...oryId=17130501
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:38 PM
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Location: Texas
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I recently spent 1 month driving around the Mid West. I must admit that I stopped into a McDonalds on the Interstates more than a couple of times. My observation is that McDonalds are already employing an enormous number of older staff. In Australia its almost exclusively 14-19 year olds, but in any of the stores I dropped into, the vast majority were over 50's. In one store somewhere between Des Moines and Minneapolis, I could not see a single employee that looked below 50, in fact most looked well into their 60's..
Where I live, it's people in their 30s and 40s working in fast food jobs. Sometimes older. They often work two jobs and try to support families on the wages. But it's not something to make a career out of it. The jobs are being automated anyway.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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they don't wanna pay anything worth working for..
That's the problem right there.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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Great to see McD's expects to be hiring thousands also.

Better still, seniors, who can use the income to supplement social security, while remaining actively engaged with society, and staying productive.
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Old 05-05-2019, 10:30 PM
 
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Great to see McD's expects to be hiring thousands also.

Better still, seniors, who can use the income to supplement social security, while remaining actively engaged with society, and staying productive.
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