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What The Human Face Might Look Like 100,000 Years From Now
The human face might look very different in the future.
Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm from U.K. discount site MyVoucherCodes.co.uk collaborated with a genomics expert to create pictures that show the evolution of the human face 20,000, 60,000, and 100,000 years from now.
In one possible future scenario, humans will have full control of human genome engineering. That is, they will be able to eliminate hereditary genetic disorders, or select desirable genetic traits like straight teeth and natural blonde hair.
Natural human evolution is still at work — the head will get bigger to make room for a larger brain — but most facial features will be molded to reflect what the majority of us perceive as attractive: big eyes, a straight nose, and facial symmetry.

What The Human Face Might Look Like 100,000 Years From Now

The human face might look very different in the future.

Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm from U.K. discount site MyVoucherCodes.co.uk collaborated with a genomics expert to create pictures that show the evolution of the human face 20,000, 60,000, and 100,000 years from now.

In one possible future scenario, humans will have full control of human genome engineering. That is, they will be able to eliminate hereditary genetic disorders, or select desirable genetic traits like straight teeth and natural blonde hair.

Natural human evolution is still at work — the head will get bigger to make room for a larger brain — but most facial features will be molded to reflect what the majority of us perceive as attractive: big eyes, a straight nose, and facial symmetry.

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    Every race must be included in all things at all times. You guys should know this by now.
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