The Cost of Sequencing a Human Genome ($942 in 2020)

#Comment: This chart (and the culture that produced it) is comedic on many levels. Firstly, Moore's Law has come to an end and is deeply miss-understood: While technologists like to frame it as "number of transistors double every 2y" - they never truly inquire "WHY does it double?". Its no magic: The law is a metric of unfettered economic growth and mindless accelerationism. The same "let's reduce reality down to a singular number and optimize that like crazy" mentality seems to be a primary driver in the biotech field, with the added bonus of saying "its about your health!". Are there any adults in the room to watch Dr.Frankenstein?

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