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what year is it, again?

You can download Web information now about what your genes mean or how much exercise you should undertake if you have a particular gene. By 2004 those same websites will upload information from the genetic samples stored in your pocket gene analyzer and return customized information about the relationships between your genes and your current health.

Oh, really? Apparently I slept through this bit of 2004. (That was three years ago, right? Just checking.)

I admit, I mock. But ya gotta admit, it’s funny. (And yes, I accept my fate for this…)


8 Responses to “what year is it, again?”

  1. on 20 Apr 2007 at 11:14 pmLaurie

    Do they have those pocket gene analyzers at Best Buy? Apple didn’t mention that they were releasing an iGene when I interviewed with them, but maybe it’s one of those extra features on the iPhone.

  2. on 20 Apr 2007 at 11:20 pmholy fool

    Bwaha – excellent. Maybe this is why Leopard has been delayed? So they can write and distribute iGene as part of the new iLife (because really, what other app package could it be a part of)?

    Maybe you’ll be able to plug a little diabetes prick test into the headphone jack on an iPod or iPhone, draw blood, launch iGene, and 10 minutes later,…

  3. on 20 Apr 2007 at 11:41 pmholy fool

    …you’re such a bad influence on me.

  4. on 20 Apr 2007 at 11:57 pmLaurie

    We need a Flash animation of people dancing on hospital beds and with IV poles.

  5. on 21 Apr 2007 at 12:01 amholy fool

    Really? I dunno – I’m not sure that’s the right flash idea, or that it conveys the right idea of what iGene would do. That almost sounds more like… iHealth or something. (Apple’s new online telemedicine program, natch.)

    I think iGene would have to be more matrix-y style screensaver. …*amused* Maybe stick figure-y people dancing, and morphing into and out of genetic sequences?

  6. on 21 Apr 2007 at 12:20 amLaurie

    iGene would be the first thing released in their comprehensive iHealth suite. The rest of the suite will help users to interpret and use the data from iGene.

  7. on 23 Apr 2007 at 1:58 amglenn

    i didn’t write that did i?

  8. on 23 Apr 2007 at 2:01 amholy fool

    Well, according to the copyright…

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