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[Misc] Evolution as a species. Where are we going?



Algernon

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Sep 9, 2012
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Newmarket.
I just read @Harry Wilson's tackle post where he mentioned that we've been evolving for over 100,000s of years.
Except Burnley and Leeds fans of course.
But it got me thinking.


Where do we go from here?
As a species we'll never be the finished article so what evolutionary adaptations are we likely to see next?
What would we like to see?
And have we seen the start of some already? Anybody got kids or a wife with a really hunched back and a tiny pointy stub on their thumbs from texting so much?
 

Cheshire Cat

The most curious thing..

The Traveller stops in A.D. 802,701, where he meets the Eloi, a society of small, elegant, childlike humanoids. They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet slowly deteriorating buildings and adhere to a fruit-based diet. His efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of curiosity or discipline. They appear happy and carefree but fear the dark, particularly moonless nights. They give no response to mysterious nocturnal disappearances, possibly because the mere thought of it frightens them. After exploring the area around the Eloi's residences, the Traveller reaches the top of a hill overlooking what was once London and finds only the ruins of what had once been an impressive metropolis. He concludes that the entire planet has become a garden, with little trace of human society or engineering from the hundreds of thousands of years prior, and that communism[21] has at last been achieved. . ...Later, he encounters the Morlocks, ape-like troglodytes who live in darkness underground and surface only at night
 

Tom Hark Preston Park

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Jul 6, 2003
69,688
Hands up all those Ipswich fans who think they know the answer

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Wrong-Direction

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Mar 10, 2013
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We won't evolve anymore than we already have. It takes thousands of years. We'll be lucky to make another decade.
 


Baldseagull

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Jan 26, 2012
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Crawley
An extra blood vessel in the forearm is becoming more common, it develops in all human embryo's but usually used to disappear in babies as the ulnar and radial arteries develop further.
Anyway, it looks likely that in the near future it will be normal to have this artery into adulthood, and rare not to.
 

Baldseagull

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Jan 26, 2012
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Crawley
Characteristics that increase human reproductive function should become more common, and characteristics that decrease it should become less common. It seems to me that fuckwits with an inability to find gainful employment tend to produce greater numbersof offspring and start at an earlier age, than go getting intelligent people with career ambitions, so in future we should see a generally lazier and lower IQ population, unless we abandon H&S measures designed to stop stupid people dying whilst trying to cross the road etc.
 

hart's shirt

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Jul 8, 2003
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Kitbag in Dubai
An extra blood vessel in the forearm is becoming more common, it develops in all human embryo's but usually used to disappear in babies as the ulnar and radial arteries develop further.
Anyway, it looks likely that in the near future it will be normal to have this artery into adulthood, and rare not to.
Thanks for giving us prior information about this.

Forewarned is forearmed.
 


sparkie

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Jul 17, 2003
12,433
Hove
We are in the end of days soon, regrettably. I hope we can do another 100 years.

Artificial intelligence could well destroy us eventually unless we EMP it in time or hit the off-switch before our final wipeout. An artificial intelligence engineered super-virus bio-weapon would be game over but there are probably hundreds of different possible ends the "SkyNet" could devise.
 

The Antikythera Mechanism

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Aug 7, 2003
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The human species needs turning off and on again. Some event is needed to completely overturn all the ingrained religious, racist, political and environmental stigma together with the eradication of poverty and the completely disproportionate influence of a small number of people and corporations and their effect on the global situation and how they want it to evolve.

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Paulie Gualtieri

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An extra blood vessel in the forearm is becoming more common, it develops in all human embryo's but usually used to disappear in babies as the ulnar and radial arteries develop further.
Anyway, it looks likely that in the near future it will be normal to have this artery into adulthood, and rare not to.
Since the introduction of the World Wide Web and the accessibility of personal web surfing devices you could argue forearms have never been stronger
 

Blues Guitarist

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Oct 19, 2020
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St Johann in Tirol
Evolution is based on survival of the fittest. When society started looking after its weaker members, evolution stopped working the way it used to. Where are we going? No idea.
 

A mex eyecan

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Nov 3, 2011
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I fear we could beheading for a potential horrific future the way AI has potential to destroy. As for how long we’ve left, well could be much shorter than we would like.
 

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The Grockle

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Sep 26, 2008
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Dorset
Humans will be extinct as a species before we'd see any noticible evolutionary changes.
 

DavidinSouthampton

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Jan 3, 2012
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I fear we could beheading for a potential horrific future the way AI has potential to destroy. As for how long we’ve left, well could be much shorter than we would like.
Don’t worry! Rishi is dealing with that!:ROFLMAO:
 

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