Scott Adams has a post up with an interesting bit at the end:
We’re only a few years away from a point where no mating will ever occur because no one will pass the background check. If you knew everything about another person’s history, there would always be at least one show stopper.
This strikes me as a point that could be generalized: Once it becomes sufficiently easy to investigate someone’s background, will anyone look like a good candidate for employment/public office/promotion?
I imagine norms will change over time, but there might be a window 20-40 years in the future in which the incredibly bland will prosper as never before.