posted on Mar, 9 2003 @ 08:46 PM
What an interesting thread.
Look at the 'evolution' so far (not real evolution) and we are getting bigger, height and weight. Also we are using our brains more, this is
probably the last generation who's parents have physical labouring jobs.
Uderlying it we are adapting to the physical condions of our lives, sure we are bigger and healthier but we havn't grown any more fingers for
typing or anything signifigent like that. We are just adapting to our environment.
The gains we have made in the last few 100 years could easily be reversed and our decendents could return to the small malnourished individuals as
easily as we developed out of it.
So far there has been no sign of "evolution" I read that earlier huminoids wold fit in happily into our society, just some facial bone
So if you want to see what we look like in the future, look at the environment we will inhabit and see howwe conform to that.
I predict for the 1st world ...
1 Renewed enphasis on exercise as the effects of overwieght begin to be noticed on the health system.
Our jobs are less and less active resulting in us having to compensate with more exercise.
2 We will be more "body conscious" even now fat males are seen as more stupid in a scientific article I read - less blood supply to the brain. So we
will carry more muscle and be leaner to an older age, givng longer lifespans and less illness. Fat people will be stigmatised like the smokers of
3 Food is going through a silent revolution, fast food is declining, healthy living is gaining acceptance, unless GE food has a nasty side effect we
will change as a pop into more healthy eating styles. Anyone here still cook the types of meals your parents, or grandparents did? The heavy working
dishes will be memories like Steam puddings and full roast meals ... mmmmm
So we will start to resemble the adonis ideal with replacement parts cosmetic surgery etc more common the body will begin to take on its more
"ideal" shape unencomboured by ill health or sickenss.
... but this is NOT evolution .... we are just adapting to our environment