COVID-19 – Gattaca solution needed (dated 29 May 2020)
I do not watch many science fiction films; the reality is challenging enough. However, I recall the film Gattaca which I enjoyed almost 20 years ago. In it, the hero wanted to be an astronaut. He had a genetic defect that made him ineligible. He had to place his finger on a device to gain entry of the facility. The device instantly sequenced his DNA. He faked the material that was sampled and got to go to outer space. Today, we need a Gattaca-type device to define our COVID-19 status instantly before we go to work, fly, attend a sports event or live normally. It could be standard in our future; as ordinary as showing our ID or having a PIN for our credit card. Will it happen?
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