What's to come of all this tracking who we are? The intelligence example

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Abstract

Increasingly, we’re required/encouraged and/or motivated to track our behavior, presumably to improve life ‘quality’. But trends run counter to success in doing so, and clear empirical evidence for it is lacking. Intelligence has been tracked for over 100 years; perhaps this offers some hints about overall social impact. I suggest that Huxley’s Brave New World offers a relevant long-term extrapolation and that popular recent tracking activities accelerate ‘progress’ in that direction.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Directions in Psychological Science
Early online date6 Dec 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Dec 2021

Keywords

  • behavior tracking
  • genetic influence
  • intelligence
  • intergenerational transmission
  • IQ

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