William Gibson said one of my favorite dicta about the future: “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed.”
I feel like a wave of the future washed over my shore recently. I received a postcard from my health benefits program encouraging me to take advantage of “an exciting new service…a personalized, confidential genetic analysis.”
“With a simple DNA test,…you can work with your doctor or a Navigenics genetic counselor“
Say what? Is that a job you can apply for, “genetic counselor?” Can you imagine the resume for the person that applies for that job.
- Completed course in grief pre-mediation for X42 haplogroup with disposition to ALS
And what would the bullet points look like for tomorrow?
- Delivered haplogroup cross-referencing database for training AI voice agents for disclosure of low-IQ offspring prediction
Was this job even imaginable when I, pitiful creature of the 20th century I am, was born? I must be getting old, present technology is starting to feel bizarre. Read a portion of the flyer yourself:
I’m signing up for it, of course, but it’s amazing to think that the nucleotide pair in my cells can now be used to design a health regimen for my 30’s to improve my 60’s.