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.

  • KLanD

    Soo.. we're all going to look like 'tete a claque' characters?

  • Kimy

    Considering a recent article suggests that part of the neanderthals downfall was due to having larger eyes, therefore having more brain power dedicated to processing visual images and less brain power for other cool shit that turned homosapians into total badasses. I call bullshit. We probably won't even need our eyes in the future. lol Plus it's just bad photoshop..

  • Rix Trix

    This won't happen because Asians will offset those genes on the eyes and skin. And yes Asians will also come up with technology that does not require any "glass" at all comparing to the primitive technology mentioned in the article.

  • AtomicMug

    So is he saying the whites win? Anyway, I hope that three-boob thing from Total Recall happens.

  • Guest

    So they'll pretty much look like me with big fish eyes and big fishy heads.
    Bow down to your awesome ruler humans!

  • Black Tree

    This is way off. In about 1,000 years, light eyes and light hair are likely to be extinct, or at the very least, incredibly rare. Skin tone is likely to be slightly darker too.

  • Youareinvalidshoutycaps

    Not a chance in only a thousand years.

    Skin tone is also based on locational variables, you can't say "everyone" will get permanently darker.

  • Taurus Lass

    it's possible. Think about it. How connected is the world now compared to 100,000 years ago? Look how fast technology is advancing. I don't think we can rule it out.

  • Rick Thomas

    this looks like a 14year discovered photoshop

  • Arnaud Le Guennec

    It's going to be quite harder to evolve without natural selection..

  • uglybuckling

    This is based on the ridiculous idea that physical HUD products like Google Glass will continue to be used for 100,000 years. This is of course absurd. All you have to do is crack the wetware interface and you can project images directly onto the occipital cortex without ever even NEEDING those ridiculous, supersized eyes. Sorry, but I agree with Matticus' comment--this is a Photoshop binge that somehow got a lot more validity than it deserved.

  • baal

    I'd like to see the pelvis of the future woman.

  • Taurus Lass

    based on the progression of "woman's rights" and 'empowerment' ect. She will probably look a lot like a man. No one will carry babies internally or breast feed. It will all be in test tubes. But hey, who knows. In 100,000 years 'humans' probably won't be around anymore considering that 100,000 years ago we didn't exist. Not the way we do today. So bigger eyes and slightly darker skin is probably a huge understatement.

  • John_Drake

    We'll look like 'grey aliens'. Maybe they're time travelers from the future?

  • ZerglingPack

    I think this is completely off, I personally believe that Wall-E got it right.

  • Chris Short

    This guy forgot to watch the movie Idiocracy! That movie is for more realistic.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I remember seeing this about a month ago and all I could do was give myself a facepalm. The "artist" who was on a ridiculous photoshop binge seriously got to the 100,000 year mark and thought, "Oh yeah! Nailed it!" and they never looked back. Nevermind the fact that the physical features of a human from 150,000 years ago and a human today are pretty much identical (I get that this is supposed to represent genetic engineering, but come on), this just looks stupid, and to top it off, they don't even really justify any of their predictions. In all honesty, a 5-year old could come up with an idea about what humans will look like in 100,000 years and their vision would have just as much validity as this.

  • I doubt our brains will need to grow larger, as we are storing more & more of our memories outside our bodies --e.g. our Facebook walls & Instagram accounts

  • Darkomen

    We're transforming into the first Eels's cover album ? http://www.dynamictic.info/...

  • Guest

    So basically, we're going to be real life anime characters in 100,000 years. Great, just great...

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