What humans will look like in 1,000 years (video)

There will eventually be a day where prosthetics are no longer just for the disabled.

However, it’s not just our outside appearance that will change – our genes will also evolve on microscopic levels to aid our survival.

For example, an Oxford-led study discovered a group of HIV-infected children in South Africa living healthy lives. It turns out, they have a built-in defense against HIV that prevents the virus from advancing to AIDS.

And with gene-editing tools like CRISPR, we may eventually control our genes and DNA to the point where we make ourselves immune to disease and even reverse the effects of aging.

Giant on Mars

Another way to jump-start the human evolution on a different path is to move some of us to Mars. Mars receives 66% less sunlight than Earth. Which could mean humans on Mars will evolve larger pupils that can absorb more light in order to see.

And since Mars’ gravitational pull is only 38% of Earth’s, people born on Mars might actually be taller than anyone on Earth. In space, the fluid that separates our vertebrae expands, which led American aerospace engineer, Robert Zubrin to suggest that Mars’ low gravity could allow the human spine to elongate enough to add a few extra inches to our height. NEW GIANTS ON MARS?

Immortality

However, not even a move to Mars could spark the biggest change in human evolution that we may have coming in the next 1,000 years: IMMORTALITY. The path to immortality will likely require humans to download their consciousness into a machine. 

Successful experiments on monkeys and mice could be paving the way for human head transplants. This Mice with severed spinal cords appear to walk again:

Right now, scientists in Italy and China are performing head transplants on animals to determine if you can transfer consciousness from one body to another.

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Head transplant on a monkey. Scientists connected up the blood supply between the head and the new body, but did not attempt to connect the spinal cord. This experiment, which repeats the work of Robert White in the US in 1970, demonstrates that if the head is cooled to 15 °C, a monkey can survive the procedure without suffering brain injury. via Newscientists

They claim their next big step is to transplant human heads.

Concluding remarks

Whatever happens in the next 1,000 years — whether we merge with machines or become them — one thing is certain: The human race is always changing — and the faster we change and branch out from Earth, the better chance we have of outrunning extinction.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This just goes to prove humans are not evolving. Cybornetic implants and genetic manipulation is not “evolving”. Evolution is a myth. God created man in his image. Call it what it is, scientific advancement.

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