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tech & pharma surveillance, other peoples’ smugness 

I keep seeing tech and even library folks take a really smug, “we tried to warn you & you didn’t listen” tone around the 23andme announcement. It might be motivated by “why don’t people ever listen when I try to help?” feelings but it keeps coming across as “I take pleasure in the harm this will do to people who ignored our warnings.”

If you persistently sound more invested in being recognized as right than preventing harm, people won’t listen.

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