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2012-10-06 10:18:30 AM  
I imagine in 1000 years, we'll have long since been killed off by some supervirus of our own making.
 
2012-10-06 10:18:39 AM  
DO NOT WANT Poster Girl:

Oh for fark's sake BIOLOGY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY

"We'll have SMALLER BRAINS, maybe because so much memorising and thinking is done by our computers."

Okay everybody, it's time to turn off those silicon-chip appliances. Humans now are mainly just taller, fatter and not as ridden by parasites and infectious diseases than we were 1000 years ago, but now because of computers we'll all evolve into subhuman CHUDS.

And vote Republican and praise Jesus.
 
2012-10-06 10:21:07 AM  
Bhruic:

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Oh for fark's sake BIOLOGY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY

Yup, that was going to be my rant too. Do they really think that using iPhones is going to be a selection criteria?


It already is. Been to a college campus lately?

What I liked was this: "And there will be darker skin as people move around the planet and races mix." Hooray!
 
2012-10-06 10:22:41 AM  

crazypete: Evolution implies that people with unwanted genetic traits or diseases will not be reproducing, how are we going to selectively breed If these traits? If we can't then we'll never "evolve" past what we are. We'll just keep bandaging our bodies and living longer with them. All the while making more of us that will all be allowed to reproduce with the same defective parts.


no it doesn't. "evolution" isn't a force. Evolution doesn't want anything. There are no unwanted traits, there just ARE traits."Evolution" doesn't label traits as good or bad. Depending on the environment, different traits give one individual a SLIGHT, TEENY, TINY advantage over another. Over millions of here the entire population changes.

And then you have to add in the fact that humans have the ability to pass on knowledge to their progeny. It changes the game. But people act like because we are passing on knowledge and building up more knowledge that evolution is over and we are going to screw things up. No, THAT IS HOW WE EVOLVED. Giant turtles live longer than us but they don't keep their progeny around for 18 years educating then about what they've learned in their lifetime. Our brains are so big that it is worth the increased damage to mothers during birth.
 
2012-10-06 10:25:02 AM  
mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-10-06 10:25:37 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-06 10:26:51 AM  
www.allurelibre.ch
 
2012-10-06 10:30:18 AM  
Longer fingers because of devices we use? Kinda short sighted to think we'll still be pushing buttons and screens in 1000 years let alone 50 years.
 
2012-10-06 10:30:57 AM  
Looks British. That is the female, isn't it?
 
2012-10-06 10:40:13 AM  

wambu: Looks British. That is the female, isn't it?


Yes, smoking hot too!
 
2012-10-06 10:41:00 AM  

Erom: Longer fingers because of devices we use? Kinda short sighted to think we'll still be pushing buttons and screens in 1000 years let alone 50 years.


In 50 years I fully expect computers to be driven by thought.
 
2012-10-06 10:41:03 AM  
i3.ytimg.com

EVOLUTION DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY!


/really I'm the first?
//we're still under sexual selection pressure. Primarily woman selecting for men, as men will stick it in about any beast. Men will be taller and that's about it.
///Cool study from a few years ago: women shown pictures of men, 75% always chose the tallest as the most attractive, researchers started trying to make the tall men less attractive. (tall man is poor, tall man is abusive so on...) Only when they were told tallest man was a convicted murderer did his rating as most attractive drop below 50%.
 
2012-10-06 10:41:11 AM  

Erom: Longer fingers because of devices we use? Kinda short sighted to think we'll still be pushing buttons and screens in 1000 years let alone 50 years.


"Mister Spacely made me push the button almost SEVEN times today, Jane!"
 
2012-10-06 10:46:56 AM  
My Sun penis really gets the chicks hot.
 
2012-10-06 10:47:59 AM  
i'm actually curious about how our bodies would evolve once we leave earth and start living in space in zero gravity.
 
2012-10-06 10:48:34 AM  

emersonbiggins: My prediction of what all women will look like in the year 3000:

[images.askmen.com image 376x490]

/male fertility rate continues to spiral downward because of teh crazy


What is wrong with this woman's tits? Every pic I see of her has them squashed up or down or pointed in different directions.

Bags of sand?
 
2012-10-06 10:51:03 AM  
Where's the unlikely tag?

Memeslave

She must be wearing various different types of bras.
 
2012-10-06 10:51:44 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Erom: Longer fingers because of devices we use? Kinda short sighted to think we'll still be pushing buttons and screens in 1000 years let alone 50 years.

In 50 years I fully expect computers to be driven by thought.


Subvocalization and tracking eye and hand movement is so much cheaper, why bother?

We're still using a steering wheel a hundred years after the invention of the car simply because people like having something that makes them feel in control. It'll take a long time for humans to get used to the idea of controlling things via thought.
 
2012-10-06 10:54:33 AM  
This article is absurd for another reason I haven't seen in the thread. Human beings in 1,000 years will not be organic.
 
2012-10-06 10:59:20 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-10-06 11:04:42 AM  

RolandGunner: This article is obviously mistaken since at some point someone would have to have sex with someone who looks something like that... and obviously that won't happen.


I dunno about that. Slump buster gone wrong? But yes. I personally think people will become more tan and maybe more resilient to disease as antibiotics stop working.
 
2012-10-06 11:04:47 AM  

The One True TheDavid: Do they really think that using iPhones is going to be a selection criteria?

It already is. Been to a college campus lately?

What I liked was this: "And there will be darker skin as people move around the planet and races mix." Hooray!


Really? People are choosing their sexual partners based on how well they can use an iPhone?
 
2012-10-06 11:05:06 AM  
The official logo for The Sun is modelled after a penis from the distant future?

That actually explains a lot. We've all learned something today.
 
2012-10-06 11:08:18 AM  

phlegmmo: Wow, all that in 1000 years. Too bad we have no way of knowing how much we've changed in our previous 1000 years. Oh, wait....


SO this.
 
2012-10-06 11:14:49 AM  

Aboleth: [images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 525x341]


I call dibs on Luornu. Cute, smart, makes multiple copies of herself, and has doesn't mind if you're carrying a few extra pounds. The perfect girl for any comic book fan.

BTW, is that from Sueprman: TAS? I know the JLU ep backwards and forwards and it looks nothing like the abortion that was the LoSH cartoon. Time to fire up the DVD's...
 
2012-10-06 11:17:01 AM  

abhorrent1: I can't fap to this.


Amateur.
 
2012-10-06 11:17:20 AM  

RolandGunner: This article is obviously mistaken since at some point someone would have to have sex with someone who looks something like that... and obviously that won't happen.


Honey Boo Boo's mom has had 4 kids.

/Freaky deakies need love, too.
//Freaky deakies need love, too...
 
2012-10-06 11:17:51 AM  
So everyone in the future has Ankylosing Spondylitis?
 
2012-10-06 11:18:47 AM  

kronicfeld: In the year two thousaaaaaaaaand


www.bravermania.com

In the year two thousaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand
 
2012-10-06 11:19:17 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: We're still using a steering wheel a hundred years after the invention of the car simply because people like having something that makes them feel in control.


I thought we were using steering wheels because they're a direct mechanical interface to moving the front wheels of a car/truck, so they're very robust, fairly simple and cheap to manufacture, and easy to figure out. It'd be simple to drive-by-wire with a {joystick, mouse, control pad, subvocalized voice thingy} but that'd introduce another point of failure and cost more.

Within the next 10-20 years, I expect most cars that still exist will be computer-driven. Humans will still manually control cars for racing and possibly emergency situations, but for going to work and the mall, people will let AltaGoogleBingVistaBot drive. That way, people can spend more time playing SkyWorldOfFarmCraftRim and texting their BFFs.

It'll take a long time for humans to get used to the idea of controlling things via thought.

Not really. All it will take is for the thought/subvocal interface to be more convenient than pushing buttons and moving mice. This may take a few years.

TwoBeersOneCan: This article is absurd for another reason I haven't seen in the thread. Human beings in 1,000 years will not be organic.


1000 years is a long time to make predictions for, but it's possible that we may run into fundamental physical constraints that either prevent brain uploading or make it insanely expensive. Also, we don't know if running human intelligence on a non-meat platform will work. We do know that running it on meat works, so I think research will first be put into improving the meat rather than building non-meat that may not work.

crow202.org
I Could Be Wrong and things could go in a completely different and much sillier direction, though.
 
2012-10-06 11:21:04 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Erom: Longer fingers because of devices we use? Kinda short sighted to think we'll still be pushing buttons and screens in 1000 years let alone 50 years.

In 50 years I fully expect computers to be driven by thought.

Subvocalization and tracking eye and hand movement is so much cheaper, why bother?


Because as manufacturing capacity inevitably increases, the machine to read your mind will become very inexpensive, just as microphones and cameras have become far cheaper to manufacture today than they were 50 years ago.
 
2012-10-06 11:22:30 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: "Expect people to have QUADRUPLE CHINS"

[media.trb.com image 325x425]


ytrewq.com
 
2012-10-06 11:30:12 AM  

danceswithcrows: The Jami Turman Fan Club: We're still using a steering wheel a hundred years after the invention of the car simply because people like having something that makes them feel in control.

I thought we were using steering wheels because they're a direct mechanical interface to moving the front wheels of a car/truck, so they're very robust, fairly simple and cheap to manufacture, and easy to figure out.


While it's true that in theory you can drive a minivan without using power steering, most of the drivers can't do it. If you're using power steering, you have the same number of points of failure.
 
2012-10-06 11:31:19 AM  
Really? I'm the first?

regmedia.co.uk
 
2012-10-06 11:35:43 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: BTW, is that from Sueprman: TAS? I know the JLU ep backwards and forwards and it looks nothing like the abortion that was the LoSH cartoon. Time to fire up the DVD's...


Nah. That's from the post Legion Lost / Legion Worlds series Legion by Abnett and Lanning and drawn by Olivier Coipel from back in 2001 or thereabouts.

All sluiced into limbo now twice since.
 
2012-10-06 11:36:44 AM  
Hogwash, and not even new hogwash.

Konstantin Lysenko proposed 100 years ago that environment would shape human form: People who lived in cold climates would adapt to it, etc.

Has not happened.

Here comnes the science: There is no science there.
 
2012-10-06 11:36:44 AM  
Unlikely, since we'll look like this in 2525:
epguides.com
 
2012-10-06 11:37:17 AM  
How about in 2525?
Link
 
2012-10-06 11:39:04 AM  
www.galacticbinder.com
 
2012-10-06 11:39:04 AM  

The_Original_Roxtar: I imagine in 1000 years, we'll have long since been killed off by some supervirus of our own making.


One can only hope.
 
2012-10-06 11:47:49 AM  
imageshack.us

What I picture people to be like in Y3k.
 
2012-10-06 11:50:49 AM  

randomjsa: I particularly like the bit about how we're going to somehow have smaller brains because of computers.

Computers have been responsible for the EXPANSION of knowledge more so than perhaps any other tool in history.


Computers brought us Fark Politics threads and YouTube comments, so yes, computers will make the human brain smaller from lack of use. It's called atrophy.
 
2012-10-06 11:54:11 AM  
- Our most used extremities will change dramatically. ARMS AND FINGERS get longer to reduce the need to reach too far and nerve endings in hands and fingers will increase because of the greater use of devices such as iPhones that need complex eye-hand coordination.

Lamarck would be proud. Darwin would weep for your ignorance.

Unless, of course, skillful use of the iPhone becomes sexually desirable. Maybe Apple will come out with a new iForeplay app to make people better lovers?
 
2012-10-06 12:01:15 PM  

Proteios1: I thought it was just religion the media was so clueless about. I see science is part of the group of topics the media has absolutely nothing useful to speak of. Evolution doesnt follow a logical pathway based on transient social trends. we have many traits that serve no purpose simply because there was no selection against it. if evolution followed a logical plan it would be called intelligent design. and lets not go there.
Maybe the media should just stick to entertainers and their drug addictions.


www.phdcomics.com
 
2012-10-06 12:03:50 PM  
You have to be 'selected' for the traits. That means 'looks' are really all that matters. The reason we're getting taller is not from nutrition bu because women prefer tall men. None of the things mentioned would be attractive (except getting freakishly tall) so it's unlikely this will happen,

In any case, biological evolution is a dead issue for humans. It no longer has any meaningful effect. Biological evolution means an animal is shaped by it's environment. We shape our environment to suit us.

The next step, despite what the losers ruining sci-fi with soap operas might portray, is to become machines. Immortal, tough enough to travel space. To live on harsh moons and planets. Easy to maintain, easy to power, easy to upgrade. I still hope I live long enough to see it.
 
2012-10-06 12:07:31 PM  
I've seen any number of articles stating that, over time, variations in human appearance will fade away as genetically dominant traits overwhelm recessive traits.

So, in the future will all nipples be brown or pink?
 
2012-10-06 12:07:52 PM  
We'll have SMALLER BRAINS, maybe because so much memorising and thinking is done by our computers

I expect just the opposite - if anything, it would be advantageous to have increased brain capacity to process the information.

Computers are great at storing large amounts of information - something the human brain is pretty bad at - but computers are very bad at things that even a young child can do without effort. Our brains are not really designed for storing information, but for extracting key pieces of information and coming up with patterns and relations among various pieces of information.

AI is getting better, but even that is fundamentally unlike natural intelligence. I see the ultimate role of computers as assisting, not replacing, human thought. Eventually we'll have true brain-computer interfaces, and we can hopefully have the best of both worlds.
 
2012-10-06 12:10:36 PM  
Also, if you want to know what humans of the future will be like, look at the folks having babies today. Hint: If you're on Fark, it probably ain't you.
 
2012-10-06 12:19:40 PM  
If this article taught me anything, its that the British are stupider even than the Americans.
 
2012-10-06 12:27:44 PM  
If Akin's buys into it, it must be true
 
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