Saturday, February 26, 2005

Spitting distance

Quite a triad of uses here - disease detection, prediction of dental cavaties and drug testing. I think it's great that they discovered some medical uses for saliva testing but really this research has been about drug testing right along and I think any refinements they make will be in simplifying the testing in order to more easily control your personal choices. The spit specialists see dollar signs.

Saliva has not really been used in the mainstream. As a scientific community, it's time to bring oral fluid testing to the front line and look at what value it will bring," David Wong of the University of California, Los Angeles Jonsson Cancer Center and School of Dentistry, said in a prepared statement.

Translate that to: The pee testing industry is making a fortune. Spit is easier to get. Let's cash in.

It's only a matter of time before you'll be spitting into the cup in order to get a job and if they develop a roadside test, expect to spit every time you get pulled over for even minor equipment violations. Can't think of a better tool for a police state.


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