What Will We Look Like in 100,000 Years?

Alessia Andreotti
June 21st 2013

In 100,000 years human beings might look like a manga character: big intense eyes, high forehead, large head, straight nose, more pigmented skin, and perfect symmetry.

“There will be functional necessities: larger nostrils for easier breathing in off-planet environments, denser hair to contain heat loss from a larger head — features which people may have to weigh up against their tastes for what’s genetically trendy at the time. Instead of just debating what to name a child as new parents do today, they might also have to decide if they want their children to carry the most natural expression of a couple’s DNA, such as their eye-color, teeth and other features they can genetically alter”.

This is the prediction based on what living environments might look like in the future, climate and technological advancements, according to artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm  and computational geneticist Alan Kwan.

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