Have you ever wondered what humans will look like 1000 years from now?
It’s a fascinating question and one that science can finally answer.
This video, created by ASAP science, may be a little weird at first, but it’s incredibly interesting.
The video says that future humans will have vastly different faces, eyes and skin color as we adapt to the changing environment thanks to climate change.
Watch the video below to find out how your future cousins will look like:
If you can’t watch the video, here are the conclusions the video came up with:
Chances are, we’ll be a lot taller. In 1880 the average American male was 5 ‘7”. Today, he’s 5’10”.
It’s also possible that we’ll merge with machines to better our hearing, health, taste, eyesight and more.
For example, at the University of Oregon, they are developing bionic eyes that help the blind to see.
It could be possible that this technology becomes a tool for seeing what we currently consider invisible, like different energies of light.
Our genes will also evolve to aid our survival.
As an example, a study found that a group of HIV-infected children in South Africa live healthy lives. It was found that they have a built-in defense against HIV that prevents the virus from advancing to AIDS.
It’s also likely we could control our genes and DNA to the point where we make ourselves immune to disease.
Thanks to globalization, the 7,000 human languages that are spoken today will likely dip to under 100.
Also, the globe’s rising temperature will likely play a role in our evolution. Darker skin may become an evolutionary advantage as it protects against higher UV rays.
Taller and thinner bodies will be better at dealing with excess body heat.
Also, mutations may occur, which could lead to a new eye color or unique abilities. For example, a man today has the unique ability to digest anything, even metals and wood, as a result of a genetic mutation.
We may also engage in artificial selection and choose genes that we want our babies to grow up with, such as genes to avoid diseases and genes that allow us to be smarter and physically better looking.
However, this lack of diversity could lead to future problems that we’ll struggle to deal with.
Whatever happens, one thing is for certain:
Humans will continue changing – and the faster we change and branch out from Earth, the better chance we have of outrunning extinction.