Genome era


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There will be a revolution in the year 2011. Social networks, media, healthcare, education, marketing – everything will change. In 2011-12 people will start to sequence their genomes on a mass scale. Transcripting, storage, processing, interpretation of genome data will become an enormous new industry. Preventative measures, travelling, targeting, hiring, friendship, interests, therapies, communication, hobbies, communities, education – this all will be influenced by the knowledge of the person’s genome. Processing millions of terrabytes of genome data will create thousands of new jobs. Personal computer, cell phone, internet, social networks – these are the examples of similar inventions.
Spreading of mass genome sequencing will be practically instant compared to previous inventions and more significant. In the next few years we’ll all learn the names of new billionairs, people who will create this industry. By the way…. Maybe it will be you?

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6 responses to “Genome era

  1. Elen

    it’s adoring me))))great news))))))))

    my choice was a right direction)))

    remember our converssation before going The white cafe on friday))))) L

  2. evgeniya

    I do not agree with such a deterministic view. It is simply not true that 2011 will see a mass scale of genome transcripting, storage, processing, and interpretation.

    It is an even more gross miscalculation that preventative measures, travelling, targeting, hiring, friendship, interests, therapies, communication, hobbies, communities, education will be influenced by genome data in 2011. It might eventually end up doing all of the above, but we are very long way away from it at the moment. We are talking decades here, possibly even longer.

    There are enormous multiple barriers before such an industry will be allowed by governments and accepted by societies to flourish. Your note presents a very one-sided view on the issue.

    • I am saying the personal genome sequencing boom will start in 2011-12. It will start once the price hits $1000 and less. Preventative measures, travelling, targeting, hiring, friendship, interests, therapies, communication, hobbies, communities, education will be influence by genome data at the point of time when we have the tools to analyze this type of data and make meaningful predictions. This will most certainly happen at some point in the future.

      Generally people tend to misevaluate the rate of technological progress and also the rate of cheapening of technology. Take cell phones for example. Here The Economist on personal genomics http://bit.ly/bEYYWd. Please, take a look at the chart of genome sequencing cost in the last several years.

  3. I would push the date to around 2012-2016. The changes you speak of make sense, they are already happening, but will take at least five years to fully implement. An age of genetic racism much like in the film Gattaca will take off in the coming decade, that is almost unquestionable.

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