An artist and geneticist have teamed up to produce an image of how humans may look in the future.
Nickolay Lamm and Alan Kwan have envisioned a future where humans will be able to determine their own evolution using sophisticated genetic engineering technology and in which both our eyes and our brains will be noticeably larger. The increase in eye size would be due to a combination of living in space and an increasing tendency for humans to find strong facial features attractive. An increase in head size would serve to accommodate a larger brain.
"In this future, humankind has wrested control of the human form from natural evolution and are able to bend human biology to human needs," said Kwamm. Both researchers were keen to emphasize however that their prediction is more of an existential exercise than a scientific one. "I just tried to do this for fun," said Lamm. "This project was more for entertainment purposes."
"In 100,000 years, people might have larger heads, Google Glass type contact lenses and sideways-blinking oversized Disney eyes that glow green with cat-like night vision."
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