You’ve got to be s—-ing me

Imagine a world where, thanks to artificial intelligence, your toilet can figure out what’s wrong with you by scanning your poop,

Should that day ever come, Sanjay Mehrotra of chipmaker Micron Technology is here for it.

“Medicine is going toward precision medicine and precision health,” Mehrotra said at the Techonomy 2018 conference in Half Moon Bay on the Pacific coastline south of San Francisco. “Imagine smart toilets in the future that will be analyzing human waste in real time every day. You don’t need to be going to visit a physician every six months. If any sign of disease starts showing up, you’ll be able to catch it much faster because of urine analysis and stool analysis.”

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Don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.

I recently read an article from MIT Technology Review about how genetic research is making strides that could affect insurance, how hospitals work and palliative care, among other things.

But that’s not why I read the article.

I read it because it was called “Want to know when you’re going to die?

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