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2012-10-06 05:38:51 AM
15 votes:
Well that was incredibly stupid.
2012-10-06 03:17:08 AM
9 votes:
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....
2012-10-06 08:15:45 AM
8 votes:
Oh for fark's sake BIOLOGY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY
2012-10-06 09:10:49 AM
4 votes:
My prediction of what all women will look like in the year 3000:

images.askmen.com

/male fertility rate continues to spiral downward because of teh crazy
2012-10-06 08:36:50 AM
4 votes:
www.forevergeek.com
2012-10-06 08:31:21 AM
4 votes:
That's one of the stupidest Goddamn things I've seen in print.
2012-10-06 07:51:47 AM
4 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Well that was incredibly stupid.


Well it is the Sun.
2012-10-06 10:41:03 AM
3 votes:
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 09:01:17 AM
3 votes:
"Expect people to have QUADRUPLE CHINS"

media.trb.com
2012-10-06 08:37:32 AM
3 votes:
'Smaller brains, more wrinkles, fewer teeth'

So they'll all be Republicans?
2012-10-06 08:32:32 AM
3 votes:
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.
2012-10-06 08:30:49 AM
3 votes:
I looked at the pic and thought it was the Jackie Wright from Benny Hill
www.runstop.de
2012-10-06 04:57:27 AM
3 votes:
Yeah. Maybe 100,000 years.
2012-10-06 08:59:05 PM
2 votes:

Myria: I'm more worried that civilization won't last another thousand years. At some point, we're going to run out of fossil fuels. With a good replacement looking unlikely, that would probably result in starvation of billions from the inability to use machines to run our massive farms.


lol wut?
i46.tinypic.com

Even if we stopped inventing better methods of producing energy right this second, we're absolutely fine.  Solar is the simplest solution, and it's not an unreasonable investment.
2012-10-06 11:31:19 AM
2 votes:
Really? I'm the first?

regmedia.co.uk
2012-10-06 08:49:37 AM
2 votes:

Bacon is not Your Buttie: [upload.wikimedia.org image 340x329] 

Obscure?


Thank you. That article is stupid.
2012-10-06 08:43:24 AM
2 votes:
taaaaax cuuuuts

img.thesun.co.uk
2012-10-06 08:34:14 AM
2 votes:
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

As long as they don't take our jobs..
2012-10-06 08:32:19 AM
2 votes:
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.
2012-10-06 08:30:06 AM
2 votes:
I see in my crystal ball that Y3K people will be laughing their asses off at this stupidity.
2012-10-06 11:24:17 PM
1 votes:

king_nacho: Other than the technology not existing to make this happen,


Oh, and that's an absolute lie...
2012-10-06 11:23:30 PM
1 votes:

king_nacho: BraveNewCheneyWorld: Myria: I'm more worried that civilization won't last another thousand years. At some point, we're going to run out of fossil fuels. With a good replacement looking unlikely, that would probably result in starvation of billions from the inability to use machines to run our massive farms.

lol wut?
[i46.tinypic.com image 850x600]

Even if we stopped inventing better methods of producing energy right this second, we're absolutely fine.  Solar is the simplest solution, and it's not an unreasonable investment.

Other than the technology not existing to make this happen, the politics involved with putting a solar power plan in Northern Africa that will power all of Europe is absurd, or having the majority of United States power production in single spot is equally crazy. Disasters, accidents, and terrorists happen. Trying to build a redundant grid with such centralized production would be more expensive than could be funded, and it could never be protected. A storm in middle America could blackout the entire east cost.


*Sigh*, that's just a generalization. It doesn't have to be a single solar panel the size of Rhode Island in the middle of North Africa. It's just a graphic to give the general placement and land area to achieve the desired effect. It can be far more decentralized and more fault tolerant.
2012-10-06 06:18:48 PM
1 votes:
It is like these experts took tens of thousands of years of evolution and threw it out the window.

Lets start from the top.
Height: Height may increase slightly, it may not, however you deal with a wide variety of other changes that go into adapting to an increased height, things such as a cardiovascular system, and a skeletal, and muscular systems, that based on people that are 7'+, those systems will not be capable of handling. To have a 6'7" average would indicate that is the norm. Those systems are not going to evolve in 30 generations (3 generations a century. Even if you go with 40 generations so 4 generations a century. Those changes simple do not happen that fast, plus the changes would never take affect in the majority of the population).

Intestines: That would assume that having longer intestines is some how negatively impacting mating in some way. Medical and technological advances say that our capabilities to mitigate negative effects of fat and sugar exist that they will not prevent these people from reproducing. And once again those changes simply do not occur over 30-40 generations. Even if they did they would be in a very small minority of the population.

Testicles: Size does not relate to fertility. Although if woman selectively decide they are no longer going to have sex with big balled men, then yeah testicle sizes could shrink, and be a trait passed on to the majority of the population in a short amount of time say 30-40 generations. So woman do you want big or small balled men?

Arms and fingers: I don't think this one even really services a reply. Maybe a warning: IPHONES WILL NOT I REPEAT WILL NOT TURN YOU INTO AN AYE AYE. Christ these people are retarded. Again time on this one, can't be passed on that quick, and even if it does minority of the population.

Brain size: Bigger is not always better, just like smaller is not always worse. Even better when the article brings in someone explaining just that, but hey lets run with a preconceived notion that small brain = stupid. That being said, yeah we likely will drop in intelligence as a result of relying on computers and not using our brains as much. Also once again same issue with the first several this is not a trait that would impact reproduction, so minority of people will have it if it does exist.

Large eyes: Again this is possible purely from a reproductive stand point, if men or women decide eye size is really important and decide that no one with small eyes is reproducing than sure this could happen. Will it? Probably not.

You know what the last four are not even worth a reply. All in all this is an excellent article that represents why science is important so you don't have retarded articles like this come out.
2012-10-06 02:01:20 PM
1 votes:

RexTalionis: [www.allurelibre.ch image 468x595]


"Is it twue what they say about Morlocks?"

"It's twue! It's twue!"

/obscure?
2012-10-06 02:00:12 PM
1 votes:
Americans as a nationality arent getting taller because an increasing amount of Americans are of shorter hispanic pedigree. If the average height of 250 million people is 5'10 and you suddenly have an influx of 100 million folks whose average height is 5'7, it brings the average down.
2012-10-06 01:41:39 PM
1 votes:

I Browse: [www.velcro-city.co.uk image 500x500]

It's been done.


i560.photobucket.com
2012-10-06 12:57:25 PM
1 votes:
www.driven2divide.com
2012-10-06 12:54:37 PM
1 votes:

hitlersbrain: 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.


Not only that, but as a society we've eliminated the need to be able to provide for yourself and your offspring or else your genes didn't get passed on. 4000 years ago you had to be able to provide food, protection, and shelter. 2000 years ago you had to provide those things or have a skill you could trade for them. Now you have to provide those things, have a skill you can trade for them, or tell the government you need them. Basically the only thing you need to pass your genes on now is someone with complementary sexual organs.
2012-10-06 12:42:35 PM
1 votes:
We'll look like whatever we want to after the Singularity.
2012-10-06 12:40:57 PM
1 votes:
1: EVOLUTION DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT!
2: If the internet has taught me anything, it's that women will all have 13" long penises and huge tits.
2012-10-06 12:07:52 PM
1 votes:
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 12:03:50 PM
1 votes:
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 11:50:49 AM
1 votes:

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 11:47:49 AM
1 votes:
imageshack.us

What I picture people to be like in Y3k.
2012-10-06 11:30:12 AM
1 votes:

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 11:22:30 AM
1 votes:

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

[media.trb.com image 325x425]


ytrewq.com
2012-10-06 11:19:17 AM
1 votes:

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 11:08:18 AM
1 votes:

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 10:59:20 AM
1 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2012-10-06 10:26:51 AM
1 votes:
www.allurelibre.ch
2012-10-06 10:25:37 AM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2012-10-06 10:22:41 AM
1 votes:

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 10:15:24 AM
1 votes:
No.

//that is the dumbest thing I've read all week and I've been reading teabagger tweets.
2012-10-06 09:59:45 AM
1 votes:
FTA:

ytrewq.com
2012-10-06 09:48:14 AM
1 votes:
I think this is a more realistic picture of the year 3000:

www.wizards.com
2012-10-06 09:35:56 AM
1 votes:
ctrl+f lamarckism
hmmm
scroll down...

Bacon is not Your Buttie: [upload.wikimedia.org image 340x329] 

Obscure?


Ahhh
2012-10-06 09:15:03 AM
1 votes:
Old-timey article from 1934:

oi41.tinypic.com
2012-10-06 09:06:26 AM
1 votes:
Advancements in nutrition?

skeptisys.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-06 08:55:59 AM
1 votes:
Amazing amount of BS passed off as science by this esteemed publication..

I suspect we will look more like the current population of Brazil--an attractive blending of various racial characteristics. The males will wear pointy shoes. The females will have major foobies. Everyone will be the color of cafe au lait. None of us will ever know. 

I'm sad now.
2012-10-06 08:49:13 AM
1 votes:

Trance750: 'Smaller brains, more wrinkles, fewer teeth'

So they'll all be Republicans?


img20.imageshack.us
2012-10-06 08:48:30 AM
1 votes:
Someone needs to explain the difference between adaptation and evolution to these people, and then slam their heads together.
2012-10-06 08:48:28 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: Osteopath Garry Trainer, from north London, says: "The average American is about one inch taller than in 1960."

This isn't true: Americans stopped growing in average height about 50 years ago and recent evidence says that because of poor childhood nutrition we are getting shorter -- and fatter. This from a 2004 article in The New Yorker titled "The Height Gap: Why Europeans are Getting Taller -- and Americans Aren't":

But sometime around 1955 the situation began to reverse. The Germans and other Europeans went on to grow an extra two centimetres a decade, and some Asian populations several times more, yet Americans haven't grown taller in fifty years.

The average American man is only five feet nine and a half-less than an inch taller than the average soldier during the Revolutionary War. Women, meanwhile, seem to be getting smaller. According to the National Center for Health Statistics-which conducts periodic surveys of as many as thirty-five thousand Americans-women born in the late nineteen-fifties and early nineteen-sixties average just under five feet five. Those born a decade later are a third of an inch shorter.


Link
2012-10-06 08:47:55 AM
1 votes:
Oh, yeah, and the last sentence is a nice touch:

And there will be darker skin as people move around the planet and races mix.

...as opposed to the light skin all people enjoy today, right, Sun?
2012-10-06 08:47:46 AM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org 

Obscure?
2012-10-06 08:46:18 AM
1 votes:
The fine people at Planet Express would like a word...
2012-10-06 08:45:11 AM
1 votes:
The year 3000? Pfft. We will have killed each other off long before then.
2012-10-06 08:45:09 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-06 08:36:32 AM
1 votes:

leevis: If man is still alive...


If woman can survive, they may find...
2012-10-06 08:34:42 AM
1 votes:
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-06 08:33:32 AM
1 votes:
Probably not. The large population and the interbreeding of people from different parts of the world are brakes to evolution.

The biggest change should be that we all look the same, but that won't be much different than what we look like now. Some smaller outlier groups with distinct appearances may disappear like South African Bushmen or Australian Aborigines. Polynesians may not be so diabetes prone. I suspect they will be like everyone else. White people will probably be gone, and so will really black people.

Unless something awful happens, then all bets are off.
2012-10-06 08:33:07 AM
1 votes:
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.
2012-10-06 08:32:25 AM
1 votes:
i3.kym-cdn.com
2012-10-06 08:27:59 AM
1 votes:

Cuchulane: What will the page 3 girls look like then?


See "Pud", above. ^
2012-10-06 08:26:00 AM
1 votes:
What will the page 3 girls look like then?
2012-10-06 08:04:41 AM
1 votes:
In the year two thousaaaaaaaaand
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-10-06 07:38:14 AM
1 votes:
In just 1,000 years? No, it'll probably be more like ....

t3.gstatic.com
 
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