What humans will look like in 1,000 years

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

There will eventually be a day where prosthetics are no longer just for the disabled.

However, it’s not just our outside appearance that will change – our genes will also evolve on microscopic levels to aid our survival. For example, an Oxford-led study discovered a group of HIV-infected children in South Africa living healthy lives. It turns out, they have a built-in defense against HIV that prevents the virus from advancing to AIDS.

And with gene-editing tools like CRISPR, we may eventually control our genes and DNA to the point where we make ourselves immune to disease and even reverse the effects of aging.

Another way to jump-start the human evolution on a different path is to move some of us to Mars. Mars receives 66% less sunlight than Earth. Which could mean humans on Mars will evolve larger pupils that can absorb more light in order to see. And since Mars’ gravitational pull is only 38% of Earth’s, people born on Mars might actually be taller than anyone on Earth. In space, the fluid that separates our vertebrae expands, which led American aerospace engineer, Robert Zubrin to suggest that Mars’ low gravity could allow the human spine to elongate enough to add a few extra inches to our height.

However, not even a move to Mars could spark the biggest change in human evolution that we may have coming in the next 1,000 years: immortality. The path to immortality will likely require humans to download their consciousness into a machine. Right now, scientists in Italy and China are performing head transplants on animals to determine if you can transfer consciousness from one body to another. They claim their next big step is to transplant human heads.

Whatever happens in the next 1,000 years — whether we merge with machines or become them — one thing is certain: The human race is always changing — and the faster we change and branch out from Earth, the better chance we have of outrunning extinction.

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20 Responses

  1. Donald Trump says:

    The amount of stupidity in this comment section is mind blowing.

  2. TrialByFire 7 says:

    am I the only one it bothers when people make definitive scientific statements like, “what humans will look like in 1000 years”? A more accurate statement would be, “what we THINK humans will look like in 1000 years”. People need to be more careful to differentiate between actual fact and belief/opinion. Religion, that’s all this video is.

  3. Nexus Gaming says:

    In 1000 years we will all become a potato

  4. cool kids swag says:

    Lets hope Half-life 3 is out before this

  5. SpyroPS1iscool says:

    Humans will not be around for 1000 more years

  6. PSoysauce says:

    Why do you only show 2 genders??? In 1,000 years there will be two billion genders… LMAO

  7. Scott Verney says:

    Mirror mirror on the wall, why does McDonalds taste like shit?

  8. Naruto says:

    Hey let’s make humans immortal and overpopulate the world so we can can fuck up the environment even more

  9. Patrick Clink says:

    How will we evolve forwards if we are already evolving backwards?

  10. EA 333 says:

    Humans will be on Mars in 1000 years. Muslims will stay on Earth, the planet they destroyed.

  11. Paul Phillips says:

    The path to immortality is believing in Jesus and his shed blood for you. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies.”

  12. TrapMaster444 says:

    Humans are de-evolving, but hey that that’s just my prospective based on personal experience over the last decade and a half.

  13. Akhmad Hafiz says:

    hola I’m from the future, back here just want to see the old version of youtube

  14. Ludens says:

    I want to be alive when this shit goes down. It’s not fair.

  15. Atomic Apple says:

    and you forgot to say what update version minecraft wil be

  16. Mockey Moose says:

    human’s evolving in mars would be weak as hell, as they would require less muscle mass to move things around, so if they came to earth, gravity would probably crush them.

  17. Harry and Jays Outdoor says:

    This generation is too dumb for us to ever get to these points. Right now what’s a big deal is marching around in vagina suits and talking about how amazing a wall is. We’re fucked.

  18. OhHai Doge says:

    They can tell us what we look like in 1,000 years but they can’t tell us our weather Tomorrow

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  20. Shinigami's Shadow says:

    What if some of us don’t want to live forever

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