Some of you may remember THIS thread I posted over a year ago. Long story short, after 50 years my sister-in-law discovered, via Ancestry. com, her dad is not her biological father. Her mother had an affair in the late 60’s resulting in her. Through an amazing amount of detective work she found out who her biological father was (he’s deceased) and has recently met with her newly learned about half-siblings.
My poor brother has said their home has been a madhouse since his wife has been devastated by all this. She’s become depressed, sought therapy, joined special groups, etc… Since meeting her new half siblings she has found some peace, but it has been a rough road.
Which brings me to a conversation we had this weekend. Is it possible that services like Ancestry, 23 and me, etc., will cause an actual change in society, or at least in individual actions. No more are the days where a woman can fool around, get pregnant, and just let her husband think the child is his. No more are the days that a guy can screw around with a married woman and if he knocks her up just let her husband believe the child is his.
Thanks to these new services the truth will eventually come out, possibly destroying families, marriages, devastating people, and so on. Finding out the truth is now easily available and very inexpensive.
Knowing this, will there be a shift in the actions of cheating spouses? Will greater precautions be taken. Will there be other noticeable changes in our culture due to this technology?