25+ years ago, I was in Committee-contact with well-intentioned, underpaid, NHS people who could see perfectly clearly that Britain was host to the largest potential database of (properly-anonymised) health, disease and operational data, possibly anywhere in the world. But however you tried to mobilise it, the GPs didn't like that, the Consultants didn't like that, and paranoid patient groups didn't like it. And even if anything seemed possible, the total spaghetti of systems and Standards and hopeless UIs made nothing feasible at all. Why, we wondered, could every other knuckle-dragging sector mobilise their data, and even for such potential public benefit we/they simply could not, nor even have a staged plan to do so? Even piffling Iceland already had a population genetic database (yes, I know those snags too). And here we all still are, still letting private operators carve off bits that might join some someday metaverse, and still locked up with forever-privacy squeals. Grotesque.