Living has become complex and so isolated (though the world has shrunk on the Internet) and sex between strangers have become a common and easy that one might even bump into his close relatives..
Iceland faced this problem and recognized this as a Problem.
A Mobile Application has been developed to avoid bedding close relatives,unwittingly.
( you can do nothing about those who do so wittingly!)
The Story and Video Demo.
Avoiding incest in Iceland just got easier. A new app determines if hookups on the close-knit island nation are sharing too many roots in the family tree, News Of Iceland reports.
The “Islendingabók” (“Book of Icelanders”) app allows amorous users to tap into a bloodline registry that judges whether romance is advisable.
The app in action. The database it accesses has been active since the 1990s. Credit: SadEngineerStudios
The app’s slogan, “bump the app before you bump in bed,” invites would-be couples to bump their smartphones together for a verdict to prevent problems later…
The database, which draws from 1,200 years of genealogical info, has been around since 1997, according to the New York Daily News. Before the app was developed, couples in Iceland had to search the database by typing in their names and Icelandic ID numbers. In the heat of the moment, that might be difficult.
Now, all it takes is a phone kiss.
As previously reported, the possibility of romancing a too-close relative is relatively high in Iceland, given that the island has around 300,000 mostly native residents.
According to GlobalPost, a little verbal investigation also helps to avoid inbreeding. “Hverra manna ert þú?” (“Who are your people?”) is a common question exchanged..
Now a group of University of Iceland in Reykjavík students have taken it a step further and created an Android app to help end cousins from dating. NBC News reports:
When you tap phones with someone who has the app, it brings up an alert if the owners of the two phones share a grandparent. (Of course, if you don’t already know who you share a grandparent with, incest may be the least of your problems, but the team says it is looking into functionality for spotting common great grandparents, too.)
The app, called Sifjaspellsspillir translates to “Incest Destroyer.”
An iPhone counterpart is currently in production.