Iffy: What Humans Might Look Like In 100,000 Years

June 21, 2013


Artist Nickolay Lamm and computational genomicist Alan Kwan teamed up to create a series of images of what the human face might evolve to look like in 20,000 years from now, 60,000 years from now, and 100,000 years from now. These are those images. Basically we get giant f***ing eyeballs, presumably to see in the dark after we're forced underground by the robots.

In 20,000 years: Humans have a larger head with a forehead that is subtly too large. A future "communications lens" is represented by the yellow ring around their eyes. These lenses will be the 'Google Glass' of the future.

In 60,000 years: Human beings have even larger heads, larger eyes and pigmented skin. A pronounced superciliary arch makes for a darker area below eyebrows. Miniature bone-conduction devices may be implanted above the ear now to work with communications lenses.

In 100,000 years: The human face is proportioned to the 'golden ratio,' though it features unnervingly large eyes. There is green "eye shine" from the tapetum lucidum, and a more pronounced superciliary arch. A sideways blink of the reintroduced plica semilunaris seen in the light gray areas of the eyes, while miniature bone-conduction devices implanted above the ear work with the communications lenses on the eyes.

Great, so we all become Japanese anime characters. Personally, I don't believe it. And not just because there's no way in hell humanity is going to last another 100,000 years, but that's just a fact that we need to learn to deal with. Back me up, God! *booming voice from above* "TWENTY-FIFTEEN." Ahahahhahahha, I'm totally fine with that.

Thanks to John C, becca, E V I L A R E S and hardon, who don't care what humans look like in 100,000 years because it's not like we're going to be alive to have sex with or make fun of them.

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