Friday, October 26, 2007

I'm either ahead of my time...

...or way, way too late....

According to an article in The Daily Mail, some big-dome Brit has predicted the future of mankind. He envisions evolution working out about like this by the year 3000...



According to one Oliver Curry, "The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures...

"100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed."


Moreover, he sees humankind becoming pretty well homogenized, so that "Men will have symmetrical facial features, deeper voices and bigger penises," in a report commissioned for men's satellite TV channel Bravo.

"Women will all have glossy hair, smooth hairless skin, large eyes and pert breasts, according to Curry.

"Racial differences will be a thing of the past as interbreeding produces a single coffee-coloured skin tone."


The Daily Mail points out that this sounds as if Mr Curry has spent too much time reading H G Wells' famous novel, "The Time Machine."

Curry then goes on to say: "While science and technology have the potential to create an ideal habitat for humanity over the next millennium, there is the possibility of a monumental genetic hangover over the subsequent millennia due to an over-reliance on technology reducing our natural capacity to resist disease, or our evolved ability to get along with each other.

"After that, things could get ugly, with the possible emergence of genetic 'haves' and 'have-nots'."


Since humans were once "dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures." I don't know whether I'm a throwback or a sign of things to come....

You thought I was going to identify with the handsome, well-endowed males of the future?

Hah.

But neither have I seen all that many women who fit the description of Ms 3000, either. At least not without plenty of outside help.

Back to science-fiction, Mr Curry.

2 comments:

John said...

I've seen the goblins. I think my kind wil disappear completely. Not quite a dim witted goblin but not much better off. The middle class of genetics.

lowandslow said...

I'll probably come back as a little blob on the beach, mistaken for an oil slick. :(