Ted (merovingian) wrote,
Ted
merovingian

The Starbucks around the corner asks for a blood sample when you order coffee. They say that they use it to analyze my genetic structure to find my preferred tastes and brew me the perfect cup of coffee.

But don't those tests take weeks?

And besides, do we as a species even know that kind of sophisticated information on genetics and flavor, beyond a rudimentary sense of how much bitterness people can taste?

And double-besides, what about the influence of experience on my flavor preferences?

And triple-besides, what about privacy concerns?

And triple-besides half-caf, I just ordered a cookie and some bottled water. What's the deal, Starbucks around the corner?

None of the other branches do that.
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