posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 06:15 PM
In less than a 1,000 years, which is really just a blink of an eye, time-on-Earth-wise, we will have developed sentient machines that will supplant us
as the dominant "species" on the planet. Just prior to that, we will have developed the ability to modify our own DNA however we like, which will
have the effect of completely diffusing the human species into thousands of smaller sub-species.
A thousand years from now, you'll be lucky to find anything on Earth even close to what we now think of as human beings. Except maybe a few groups
of religious kooks who refuse to go for genetic modification because God wouldn't like it.
So we're witnessing the very beginning of the abrupt end of humanity as we have come to know and love it. Of course, none of us will live to see it
wiped out completely. But you can easily see where it's headed.