Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It's happening already.

Mankind's future will be split between a beautiful 'genetic elite' and an underclass of 'goblin' creatures, an expert has predicted.

The full article can be read here, but I noted the following quotes within...

  1. "After that, things could get ugly, with the possible emergence of genetic 'haves' and 'have-nots'."
  2. "Social skills could be lost, along with emotions such as love, sympathy, trust and respect."
and wondered if it's not already happening i.e. The Chavs and Chav nots.

Dr Oliver Curry, who has spent two months studying the ascent and descent of Man over the next 100 millennia, thinks the upper class will be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative.
But he forecasts an underclass evolved into dim-witted, ugly and squat people, the report said.

Which group will you be/are you* in?

* - delete as appropriate.

Another take on the subject can be read here

Predictions included:
  • Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve.
  • Men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises.
  • Women will develop lighter skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, even features and smooth hairless skin.
  • Racial differences will be ironed out by interbreeding, producing a uniform race of coffee-coloured people.
  • Improved nutrition and medical science will see people growing taller and fitter, while life-spans are extended to 120 years.
Something there for everyone!

But, and there's always a but... here's what he predicts humans will look like (admittedly in 10,000 years)

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