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What Will Humans Look Like in 100,000 Years?
« on: June 16, 2013, 10:53:44 AM »

Think you're done evolving? You might want to think again.

While homo sapiens has come a long way since the Stone Age, and modern medicine is ever-rapidly developing, new biological and psychological ailments enter our vocabularies all the time — many of them incurable. Not to mention, robots have taken over many formerly human occupations because of our inefficiency. Who's to say there's no room for improvement?

Pittsburgh-based visual artist Nickolay Lamm, who blogs at UK discount site, worked with a computational geneticist to illustrate three ways that humans' physical appearances might change to better suit their environments over the next 100,000 years. However, many of these assumptions don't rely on evolution, but rather zygotic genome engineering technology. Scientists in the future might be able to manipulate human features prior to birth.

Lamm's project suggests that the humans of the future will have significantly improved information processing and storing abilities, thanks to their brains' increased surface areas and that they will develop civilizations on planets other than Earth.

Lamm partnered with Dr. Alan Kwan, who received his PhD in Computational Genomics from Washington University. Kwan envisioned the adaptations that Lamm delineates in the images below. Captions are in Lamm's own words, as told to Mashable via email.

Today: Photos of a normal looking man and woman.

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Re: What Will Humans Look Like in 100,000 Years?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 12:54:45 AM »
HG Wells Time Machine got it pretty spot on.
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