Advocates of human enhancement often say that we ought to increase our intelligence as a species. But the consequences of actually doing this have never fully been explored. An excessive amount of intelligence might actually prove to be a bad thing — and a distraction from what really matters.
Your next job application could require a social media background check. Odds are, you have no clue what that means. Nobody does. It's new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach.
The Federal Trade Commission now allows companies who run background checks and to compile seven years worth of publicly-available files and data from social networks and websites of the like. If you haven't yet privatized the information on your online accounts, you should.