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Police are turning to commercial genealogy databases to track down murderer – hoping to solve the double murders of a boy and fifty-six year old woman

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    1. CALICO
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      Part of me wonders what the future holds. Meaning, if we weather the climate crisis without blowing ourselves up or permanently crippling our progression towards some kind of idyllic,...

      As with the other personal freedoms we have lost to "security" in the last 20 years, I imagine this is simply the future and there's not much we can do about it.

      Part of me wonders what the future holds. Meaning, if we weather the climate crisis without blowing ourselves up or permanently crippling our progression towards some kind of idyllic, Star-Trekkian future, how will our civilization end up dealing with the question of privacy? Big Data applied correctly could be absolutely wonderful, or horrific, but both require rather open access.

      Will I have sovereignty over by own blueprints? My information? My mind?

      Will the human collective choose the benefits at the cost of privacy? Will we choose privacy over the benefits of open information? Is there an ideal balance where we can have our cake and eat it too?
      If so, how stable is that balance?

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    Related article links: In an Apparent First, Genetic Genealogy Aids a Wrongful Conviction Case How an Unlikely Family History Website Transformed Cold Case Investigations This Genealogy Database...
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