oddsod - 11:06 am on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)
But does having the genetic makeup of everything on the planet = DNA lookups of individulas?
It does.... unless you specifically state that it will not. Which has - studiously - not been stated.
By the time you collected half the data the other half would be dead and there would be another billion new souls to index.
Has Google crawled and indexed every single webpage that's in existence as of this second? With DNA the concentration will be first on the more profitable ones - people in the developed world whose DNA profiles can be added to ACORN classifications for corporate use in marketing, cost discriminations, employment "research" and a range of other - sometimes nefarious - uses. The DNA of that kid in a remote part of Africa who was born with HIV and died 3 days later is not something anyone will bother too much with. The bottom line will be money. If not now then later.
Not the exact DNA sequence of every human, every bear, every rose.
They'd like you to think that. "Private genetically-tailored medicines" can't be tailored to your genes based on the DNA sequence extracted from an unknown, unrelated, third party human somewhere else in the world.