Long time readers of Wired Magazine might remember the issue back in 1995 devoted to future scenarios. And if you read that issue (too old for online archives, unfortunately) you were probably affected most by the Plague Years scenario about the “Mao Flu.” For a reminder, go here and scroll down to the middle of the page. Or read all the scenarios for a little extra chill.
So, recalling that particularly disturbing scenario, this development seems more than a little spooky.
Sure it won’t be as bad as the 1995 Wired story, but I’m going to go wash my hands anyway.