Average Human in the Year 3000
BY the year 3000, the average human
will be 6½ft tall, have coffee-coloured skin and live for 120 years,
new research predicts.
And the good
news does not end there.
Blokes will be
chuffed to learn their willies will get bigger — and women’s boobs
will become more pert.
But there is
also a downside, the study suggests. We will be more prone to
disease and physically weaker because of our increasing reliance on
predictions appear in a new report by evolution theorist Dr Oliver
Curry, of the Darwin@LSE Research Centre at the London School Of
He looked at
the impact of various technological, biological and environmental
factors on the future evolution of man.
humans are set to reach their peak by the year 3000, growing taller
and living longer thanks to improved nutrition, lifestyles and
the report, commissioned to mark the 21st anniversary of TV channel
Bravo, race will become a thing of the past as we will all have the
same coloured skin.
Dr Curry says:
“Race is only skin deep. There was a time when we were all the same
colour. As we become more interconnected throughout the world,
racial difference is likely to be diluted.
likely to move towards a uniform ‘coffee’ skin tone.”
Dr Curry continues: “People of the year 3000 will have reached the
peak of human enhancement, leading the longest, healthiest and most
accomplished lives in the entire history of the human race.
nutrition and understanding of the human body will see people grow
taller, with men reaching an average height of between six and seven
feet, while lifespans will also be far greater, with humans living
for up to 120 years.”
also claims men and women will also become better-looking by the
next Millennium in order to attract a mate.
He says: “Our
ideas of what we find attractive will evolve and as a result we will
develop technologies that will enable us to upgrade ourselves.
turbo-charged cosmetic surgery techniques and genetic engineering,
we will try to fit in with what the opposite sex finds attractive.”
As a result men are expected to exhibit symmetrical facial features,
athleticism and the classic signs of testosterone such as a square
jaw, deeper voice and larger manhood.
Women will have smooth hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert
breasts, glossy hair and symmetrical features.
But while mankind is expected to reach its brilliant best in the
year 3,000, the outlook further along the evolutionary chain is less
to the report, 10,000 years from now the human race will pay the
genetic price for its over-reliance on technology.
Dr Curry, 33,
says: “It all sounds a lot of fun to begin with but humans are going
to experience the equivalent of a genetic hangover as we rely more
and more on technology.
“One way to
look at it is that we will become a bit weedy — like domestic
animals who need to be looked after.
as communicating and interacting with others will be degraded,
leaving humans less able to care for others.
“There is also
the danger that reliance on medicine and obsession with hygiene is
likely to lead to a deterioration in the immune system. If we are
all popping pills, diseases such as cancer won’t be weeded out of
the gene pool.”
It is also
predicted that humans will lose their jaw structure due to a lack of
chewing needed to eat processed foods.
the report, the number of caesarian sections will rise as mothers
give birth to larger infants.
in the future, the report foresees a kind of genetic class system
developing where humans become more choosy about their partners.
years from now, mankind may be divided into two distinct groups —
with the genetic elite moving in more exclusive circles and losing
contact with the rest of society.
“haves” will be tall, thin symmetrical, clean, healthy, intelligent
“have nots” will be short, stocky, asymmetrical, grubby, unhealthy
and not as bright.
Dr Curry adds:
“It is kind of like Angelina Jolie having a baby with Brad Pitt. A
genetic elite will be created by what is known as ‘assortative
“It is like
the two best tennis players in the world getting together. In a more
interconnected world, it will become easier and easier for these
kinds of people to meet up.
and technology have the potential to create an ideal habitat for
humanity over the next millennium, there is also the possibility of
a monumental genetic hangover.
can’t predict definitely what is going to happen but we can make
educated predictions based on our understanding of how evolution
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