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What Will Humans Look Like in 100,000 Years?

20130611-215955.jpgThink 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 [a 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.

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This entry was posted on June 12, 2013 by in Biology.
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