How Humans Will Look In 1,000 Years Time

Jun 17, 2019 Kayode Oseh

Human have drastically evolved over the years. Over the past 150 years, we've added 10 centimetres to our average height; and over the past 65 years, we've added 20 years to the average lifespan, this was all achieved by the advancement in science and technology.

We've come so far in such an incredibly short period of time, so what are we going to look like in another 1,000 years?

First off, we humans have a reason to be as smug as we are - our brains are so good, even the most advanced computer system doesn't even come close.

In fact, in 2014 researchers used the K computer in Japan - one of the most powerful computers in the world -  to simulate human brain activity, and it took 705,024 processor cores, 1.4 million GB of RAM, and 40 minutes to process the same amount of data processed by 1 second of brain activity.

But we might not always have an edge over the machines we create.

Scientists predict that in the future, computers will not only match the computational speed of the human brain, we'll also develop artificial intelligence that can speak, interact, listen, and remember. Let's just hope they don't use all that information to turn against us.

And as computers grow progressively more human, so too will humans become more integrated with robots.

In the future, scientists predict that we'll have minuscule robots called nanobots swimming around our bodies and enhancing our natural abilities. Known as transhumanism, this could see us no longer limited to what biology can be achieved, and the possibilities of that are pretty incredible to think about.

And it's not just our own bodies that technology has the potential to completely change, a lot of changes will also happen to our environment and even the house we live.

"Picture your house disassembling when you leave in the morning so that space can be used for something else," says AsapSCIENCE.

In the next 1,000 years, the amount of languages spoken on the planet are set to seriously diminish, and all that extra heat and UV radiation could see darker skin become an evolutionary advantage.

And we're all set to get a whole lot taller and thinner, if we want to survive, that is.

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