Musings, thoughts

The GATTACAn age is approaching

GATTACA movie posterCan anyone say “creepy”? I mean, it is cool too. But imagine being told all the diseases and disorders you have or will/could have- along with a bucket full of other genetic info that one could argue is best left unknown…. the movie GATTACA anyone? Enter 23andme, ScientificMatch.com and a few others. See the full story here (Wash. Post). But ScientificMatch.com says

that its $995 genetic test will help clients find DNA-compatible mates who will smell sexier to them, have more orgasms and produce healthier children.

really now…. and by year 2023 this will be a government mandated approach to reproduction.

Oh, and you probably guessed as I joking thought to myself before I clicked the “about the founder” page and realized it was probably no joke: Some awkward engineer who probably never got laid in high school or much in college started this company after his frustration with “normal” dating sites and own efforts. I’m sure after endless nights staying up to watch reruns of “Love Potion Number 9” on Comedy Central drove him to devote his personal time to “love” research either scientific or psychological he decided why not make a profit out of the work he was already doing for himself… and get more money to put further research into giving himself an unseen advantage… ( I can just see him at a dance club secretly swabbing sweat samples off attractive women, sending them off to the lab, finding out the genetic code to make them attracted to him and with some chemistry create a specific pheromone enhancing cologne- then approach her the following weekend) through work, entrepreneurship and meeting some equally hopeless biotech/chemist people in college he created what you see now. The assumptions about him at least are further reinforced through the lack of any picture and none script signature (not like that’s a bad thing, I hate cursive). Now all this be satirical and speculative I still find i amusing that it was in fact created by an unmarried, presumably single male engineer.

At same time, good for him- I wish I could say I created something this cool- despite the creep factor.

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Amusement

“Too Funny”

Marc and Sarah are spot on- I saw this on Wooster and couldn’t believe it. I didn’t think it was 100% authentic until I clicked the link. Wow, then I guess any art school student ever in a cold climate “tags” right?

By the way, if you’ve never had chance to check out the Wooster Collective, you definitely should- I’ve been following it for years now and finally had a chance to meet Marc and Sarah when they came to my school (AU) art museum (Katzen) to promote the art auction there for WPA. I got to sit front row enjoy their presentation and engage in their discussion. If you didn’t know, WC is Marc and Sarah, that’s it… they do amazing work with WC and they have day jobs to boot, so hop over there and give em a shout.

Tagger

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Announcements, Probably Only Important to Me

I’m not bragging I swear…

Just got a new MacBook Pro – 2.5 Core 2 Duo, 512MB Vram and 250GB HDD…. sooo nice. soooooooooooo nice. Can I just say that I love the feel of a new trackpad, odd?I also upgraded to Aperture 2.0 – also sooo nice- check out my review on my Photoblog later today (the review is on my to do list…).

Also, Hook is now part of our downstairs game room- best day ever.

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