What changes are we likely to see in the future as humans adapt to the pressures of modern life ?
Scientists have long pondered over how humans will evolve over time. With there being no known example of a more advanced form of biped we can only speculate as to what changes our species will undergo. Some of the more unusual predictions for natural evolutionary developments include skin that changes color like a chameleon, selective hearing, flexible skeletons and even octopus-like tentacles in place of fingers.
One popular theory is that our natural evolution has actually reached its peak already and that any changes we undergo will be due to genetic manipulation. Transhumanists believe that the future of mankind lies in the use of technology to enhance our minds and bodies to make up stronger and more intelligent.
"What will become of humans as we evolve under the selective pressures of our modern lives and technology? If we adapt to some of the more bizarre elements of the present, humans could undergo some surreal changes."
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Source: Guardian Unlimited
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