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Are we evolving into a NEW type of human? 'Different' species will have evolved by 2050

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posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:38 PM
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By 2050, a completely new type of human will evolve as a result of radical new technology, behaviour, and natural selection.
This is according to Cadell Last, a researcher at the Global Brain Institute, who claims mankind is undergoing a major 'evolutionary transition'.
In less than four decades, Mr Last claims we will live longer, have children in old age and rely on artificial intelligence to do mundane tasks.


Are we evolving into a NEW type of human? 'Different' species will have evolved by 2050

I think Mr. Last is jumping the gun a bit here. Will there be improvements as time goes on? Sure...but I don't think it will be as expansive as what he thinks. And even if so, chances are that it will be only for the fat cats.

What do you think?




posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:50 PM
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What do I think? Most of the species on this planet which have ever existed are gone now. We're the product of all their labors. And we too, in addition to all the present creatures on Earth, are the laborers working to make way for the next wave of creatures. How long will it take? No idea. Maybe it's happening now and it only depends on what you define as new.
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posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:52 PM
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Hmmm.

Maybe it's already started.

The education system might be a clue.




posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

A different species means "we" will not be able to bred together - I think that is already happening with religious nut-jobs of all types



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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Personally, I feel like we are in the midst of a heightened period of evolutionary change, but I couldn't imagine what the end result will be. Evolution takes a very long time to notice the effects, so 40 years certainly seems way to quick for any prominate changes.

Athletes are bigger, stronger, and faster with the help of questionable addatives such as human growth hormone and steroids. I'd have to imagine that those performance enhancers have an affect on their genetic code when passed on to their children. We're filled with vaccines and medications that weren't available in the past, eat foods that are genetically modified, and consume sugar at levels well above any other period in history. All of which, has to have some long term affect on our evolutionary process that hasn't been seen before in human history.

Information comes at us faster, our minds are constantly aware of things outside of our control and have little affect on our daily lives or interactions. We have more and work less. We are generally weaker both mentally and physically due to the advancement of technology. I think these are all major contributors to the next step in our evolutionary process that we may see sooner rather then later, but I'm not sure if it could be dubbed as a "completely new type of human".

Interesting, nonetheless.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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Doesn't seem too far fetched to me. Even if the "fat cats" are the only people to undergo an evolutionary change (lets say 1% of the worlds population) that will still equate to around 100,000,000 people that will be different from the rest. If the balance of wealth happens to equal out or future technologies become much more affordable there will be even more than that. Or we'll go extinct from some unknown doom




posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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Nope .. the tech will change but humans will still be the same primitive savages theyve always been ...



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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definitely. evolution is not a process that goes "Right, I'm done. Time to knock off..".. it is ongoing. Continually, every single day, every hour, every minute. It is slowly happening.

But now we've altered the landscape so completely, we see how it actually does shape us. technology has removed our need to survive in harsh conditions. Our need for knowledge is so satiated that we don't even bother to learn any more. Everything is at our finger tips. Food is at the corner store, communication is at the press of a button.

Social animals like humans are losing our ability to be social. Now we are observers of simulations and competitors in virtual reality.

We dont eat food any more, we eat food like products, manufactured to last an eternity, nutrition a second thought. Cancers and degrading quality of health will continue to plague us, but we will patch up and carry on, living longer.

too much sun giving you skin cancer? no problems. Heres a skin we made earlier. Liver falling out because of excessive indulgence? No worries, here's one we grew from your snot. Heart giving up because you are too obese to move? Have this piggies heart, and a bacon sammich. And now, lets give you a gastric band..

Depressed? take this depression causing pill. It will make you feel funny. Like a clown.
Blood pressure ? Oh no! take this pill. It has a picture of an apple on the box.


we're evolving into parasites. we wont be able to survive at all on our own soon enough. In fact, Id say the majority of human kind right now would perish within weeks if put in an environment without a phone, a macdonalds, a walmart and wifi.

It wont all be bad. We will have wonderful things. Technology guarantees that those of us alive to see it, will have pretty good stuff. But to them, it will be normal. So they will also look to the future, further down the bio-technical evolutionary path we have cut out for ourselves.

we are borg. resistance is futile, evolution is inevitable.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

Rather the current global village model and mass migrations will see a merging and slowing of human evolution that is only slightly offset by the higher numbers of people creating more genetic variance in small pockets and that variance will be swamped by the mobilty of people meaning that such genetic uniqueness will likely fail to capitalize on it's niche as that niche no longer exists.
Personally I think he is talking out of his nether region's, a new psychology yes but a new human species NO.

But if he means a new form of human based on Cybernetics or Genetic alterations that may be a possibility and so role out the Frankensteins with there monsterous human replacing creations such as genetically modified soldiers or cybernetic enhanced or control mechanisms to govern the masses, the truth is that the Elite would like nothing more as they already erroneously believe themselves to be something special and above other human's, they are drawing parrallels between humans and chimps trying to suggest that leaders are inherently different with different brain structuring as in the primates such as chimpanzee's but there evidence for such in human's is non extant and in Chimps is only from small selective groups, it smacks of phrenology as the Nazi's used to claim different skull types were evidence of a human's nature, the truth is human's are product's of there privilege, education and society with some inherited genetic quality's but take that away and the road sweeper could be president if given the same structural heirarchy and privelage from birth.

When was the last Royal or the Last CEO an Einstein, they were not thought they may have had a selective asperger condition making them very good with money or control or simply at delegation of duty's, pop them on a desert island and watch them founder as there lack of broad skill's leave them at an impass.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

That doesn't so much sound like evolutionary changes, but more like sociological changes.

One hundred years ago people had a completely different society than we do today. The same for five hundred years ago. A thousand years ago. Five millennia ago. Etc etc etc...

They were all Homo sapiens, just as we all are today. Changes in society are not something that occurs at a genetic level.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

In reading through the article I find that many of the suggestions he makes are reasonable. They are reasonable based on current potential that we find around us every day. I am 67 and in rather good health. What I do on a daily basis far surpasses what my parents and grand parents could do at this age mainly because they were all dead by this age.
Many of the things that kill us off younger are known now, unhealthy food, lack of exercise, environmental poisons etc.

Really the only thing standing in the way of these predictions becoming true across the board is the vast number of people who will never hear or follow these new information on how to be healthy. If we add one factor to the equation, then most humans by 2050 could live as he suggests. That one factor is massive die-back before these predictions can become real.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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I sometimes have to wonder whether Nordic aliens might have abducted my old lady 30 something years ago, then impregnated her to create me, it would make so much sense. I've always felt like a different species to the majority of people I come across.

Seriously though, we have already reached a point where we have the power to evolve artificially.

Think about it. Computers for enhanced brainpower, vehicles and planes for enhanced speed and distance, machines for enhanced strength & accuracy and telecommunications have enhanced our ability to communicate.

I doubt we will actually be a different species in 2050. But I wouldn't be surprised if we've all become one race in the not to distant future, as the globalisation of world moves forward and isolated cultures become rarer.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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I think some of us are evolving/awakening/transcending.......while others are being genetically modified/mutated into more easily controllable sheep.

Natural evolution through cosmic cycles + positive vibes VS forced mutation/ through genetic modification/artificial diet + negative vibes.

Love from the the source Vs Greed from somewhere......



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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You should see what humans, or what is left of humanity are like in 2260. Combination of genetic manipulation/enhancements, evolution and extreme climate...

Actually, some of you have seen them...




posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 10:08 PM
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"...and natural selection."


I am struggling with how to say something without sounding heartless and cruel (because I feel I am NOT those things) and I simply want to state something as factual (as I see it anyway.)

Here goes: Natural selection is, for the most part, currently hampered in developed civilizations. We keep people alive to procreate, that nature would have (probably) taken out of the gene pool. Congenital defects, certain handicaps, diseases, etc.

We do this because we care about life. But if it weren't for medical interventions, many people would not survive to pass on the genes that caused the health issue they needed treatment for. In that way, natural selection is somewhat short-circuited.

So I just question that part of the theory you linked (which is really interesting, btw!)



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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Greetings- I and I think that Mother Earth has shifted into the 4th chakra just like the Maya craved Us about "The Beginning of a New Era" Many that are "in body" have received a 'boost' and those on the 'Autism Spectrum' , those currently deemed "disabled", are actually a step or two ahead of "most".. These 'meek' shall inherit the Earth..

Transitioning from 'Yang' to 'Yin'. getting rid of the patriarchal balogna (military™, government™, religion™)
From 'indigo' into 'octarine'... From 3rd chakra into the 4th chakra, those who won't be able to resonate with the uptick in vibration won't be able to exist. They'll still make it though..

namaste

P.S. I don't watch/look at 'doom porn' and spend a bunch of "time" where the 'thought' is 'real' and the 'physical' is the 'illusion'... Better do



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 10:19 PM
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*sighs*
First that homo sapien sapien silliness....
Now this.....



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 10:51 PM
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What type of quality of life is there after the age of 100?

Are we going to have robots changing our bedpans and putting salve on our bedsores?



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 10:52 PM
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I see us as splitting into two evolutionary groups, one will survive and inherit the earth the other will eventually go extinct. I see this in the people I interact with in my daily life, with the people I react with online, in the media--to me its obvious we are going on two evolutionary paths.

Im sure many ATS'ers see it too, many use the term "sheeple", thats sort of what I'm getting at. Those who will embrace knowledge and progress, and those who embrace BS and will go extinct.

Just my thoughts.



posted on Sep, 11 2014 @ 11:25 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP
What type of quality of life is there after the age of 100?

Are we going to have robots changing our bedpans and putting salve on our bedsores?


in the 1700..

"What sort of life is there after 40. Are we going to have automaton machinations to brush our rotted gums?"

who is to say that the quality of life, if the body and mind are able, after 100 will not be any different that 50 or 60.

a certain age doesn't mean the gemstone in our hand expires and we must toddle off to the enlightenment chamber. quality of life, imo, does that by itself.


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