What will humans look like in 1000000 years?
No matter what humans will be like then, you can be sure that someone will be preaching the end is just around the corner.
jwleaks: Good one.lol
NewYork44m: Most religious folks believe Adam was the first human 6-7 thousands years ago, another 1000 years you would think enough is enough no God from heaven will bring down fire and brimstone, it's all BS.
I think we would see more artificial modifications to our body through genetic manipulation and the incorporation of bionic interfaces. Our "evolution" will be largely driven by artificial selection through genetic engineering, and the incorporation of technological devices into our bodies. Natural selection will no longer be an influential factor driving our evolution and its role will be fully supplanted by technology.
You'll probably see humans walking around with pointed, spock-like ears, purple skin and other weird body changes done through technology, with the same ease and frequency as we apply tattoos today.
There is also a very real risk that, as a species, we would become dumber. As computers become more powerful and as artificial general intelligence takes off there will be less need to use our own minds to solve problems and remember things. With technology doing all our problem-solving thinking for us there will be less selective pressure to preserve our huge brain size and conscious problem solving abilities.
The end result is that we will become a dumber species, on average, with the intelligence gap between the average human and the nerds being very great. There is even the risk of countries becoming cybercracies - countries governed by artificial general intelligence systems instead of humans once it becomes obviously apparent that such systems are better at crunching big data and making better decisions that humans.
Island Man that sucks "we will become a dumber species". So in other words we will revert back to OT period, believing in talking snakes...Maybe religion will still be around. Walking around with purple skin would be ok, more diversity may be good for the human race.
I just hope no form of religion exists anywhere on the planet.,maybe then humans will reach their true potential.
Trouser leg A:
With small female pelvises no longer being a barrier to larger foetal craniums, humans increase their brain capacity and become more intelligent and creative. Downside is we start to look like Mekons from Dan Dare.
Trouser leg B:
Humans brain size increases but is entirely taken up with rationalising the inconsistencies of the Trump "Post Truth" era and the end result is actually a decrease in intelligence. Humans still look like Mekons, but with sad faces to boot.
One thing I should have stressed even more in my dissertation about what our DNA will look like in the future. For 100,000 years half the population has either had no choice regarding the DNA they would pass on or their choices were based on having the best chance on survival of themselves and their children. They are called females.
The bible and Islam are full of examples wherein the conquering marauders killed all the males and impregnated all the females. Boko Haran and ISIS are recent examples. And Genghis did his part as well. Which ensures that little Genghis and Muhammed and Jacob will be chips off the old block - violent males lacking self control who think that forced subjugation is A-OK.
But when the 'fittest' are violent males who make great warrior protectors and who think that forced subjugation is A-OK because that is the reality of the world in which they live, the process is working perfectly. We are changing what being the 'fittest' means, and that is the key to evolutionary improvement.
It was and still is common for young girls to be bartered or given to older, wealthier more powerful males.
When women are empowered and educated, when they have their own financial security and do not have to rely on an alpha male to protect them from the marauders, pillagers and rapists, they will be free to make much different decisions about mates.
That, IMHO, will have the single most powerful impact on our future DNA.
We are seeing it already in industrialized nations.
Uh...unless there is some kind of intervention from either "GOD" or Aliens, we won't be around in 1,000 years. Religion aside, things are going to shit.
Forget about an intervention from "GOD", He's a no show or dead......
We'll all look like anime characters.