I see Big Nanny has another nice little weapon in its ever growing arsenal?
"Researchers1" claim to have found a blood test that can predict whether a person is going to die soon.
Now I can't honestly see people queuing in their hoards to take this test. Do we really want to know when we are to topple off our perches? Personally I would like to leave that in the realms of the Great Unknown, along with such matters as where all those wire coathangers come from and where all odd socks disappear to or why all politicians aren't aborted at birth..
I can however see Big Nanny taking a great interest.
Wouldn't it be great if they could test someone before a major operation? The test proves negative so they cancel the operation an just leave the person to die?
How soon before employers see the benefits? There's no point in employing someone and training them if they are going to croak within five years?
As for the insurance companies – they will have a field day.
The list of possible uses is quite extensive and not one will benefit the victim, that I can see.
I can however see the day when some bloke gets his test results that say he has a good twenty years ahead of him.
He rushes out of the clinic in jubilation and gets run over by a 56 bus.
1. Researcher = someone with too much time and too much taxpayers money on their hands