Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 6 months ago

Where do you think human evolution is headed, how do you think we will look in 1 million plus years from now?

What major physical changes will happen with humans if survive for that long?

11 Answers

  • Ray
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
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    If we are still here we will look likely the same as now, fauna 1 million years ago looked like today except for some extinct species. with proliferation of globalization we will likely continue to mix a lot more, leaving most people to look mixed.

    Humans are infamous for having a low mortality rate among animals. Disease, many genetic predispositions and interspecies fighting is a very small factor in determining who is able to pass on their genetic code via breeding.

    Our technology will still continue to develop, in 1 million years our tech progress may be at a point we can't imagine right now, but I am sure a lot of this tech will be integrated into our bodies and biology, making us a sort of cyborg. Genetic engineering will likely be a major factor, this pretty much makes predicting how we will look impossible.

    • Ray
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      Humans did evolve 200k years ago, but older human species likely looked almost identical to us, just a bit smaller on average, some a little huskier, others a bit hairier. Neanderthals first appeared 1/2 a million years ago.
      You're right, it is unfathomable where tech. will be.

  • 6 months ago

    I doubt people would still be human by then. They'd have 'evolved' first into robots, then into digital beings that live in the internet that merely use robotic bodies to interact with the outside physical world. The physical world will be to them like what the virtual world is to us now, they'd rarely go out there. They'd only go out there to perform necessary physical work that dumber AI can't do for them, like scientific research. Computer circuits would be their true home. And then eventually they'd all combine their individual consciousnesses together into one single giant collective consciousness, so that there would just be one massive hyper-intelligent organism that rules the planet.

    It is possible though that they may continue to leave some uncontacted human tribes undisturbed (plus all other plants/animals) so that they can continue their natural human hunter-gatherer way of life as long as they can, even while all this is going on. However with increased intelligence could come the realisation that emotions are illogical and a hinderance, and so people could start to alter their minds to remove their emotions. And without emotions to govern their morality, they may come to the logical conclusion that it may be better in the long run to wipe out all life on the planet if it means ending suffering once and for all.

  • 6 months ago

    We're not evolving, since we can use technology to remove any environmental pressure, like food shortages. Evolution works when things like plagues and famines kill off most of the population and only the ones with beneficial mutations survive and pass on their traits to their offspring.

  • 6 months ago

    Biology is not fortune telling, but some rules never change:

    In 1 million years from now, human species will be either:

    - adapted to the next million years environment, or

    - split into several species each one adapted to one given niche, or

    - extinct if we haven't adapted fast enough.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Evolution doesn't have a direction

  • 6 months ago

    Science says that we should expect the following changes...

    -Larger eyes

    -Less teeth

    -No more fingernails

    -No more body hair

    -Longer and more slender arms and hands

    -A more androgynous face

    -Less organs

    -An increase in height

    -Smaller noses with a reduced sense of smell and taste

    -An overall reduction in muscle

    -Far more flexible joints

    Science also says that we should expect natural evolution to go out the window, because we'll be writing our own genetics codes soon enough.

  • 6 months ago

    Evolution is a failed theory. It is heading down the toilet. In a million years you and I will look like dust.

    • TomLiu6 months agoReport

      Human merits. I am the masterpiece from my parents and the intelligent design from woman and man.

  • Liar
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The most likely route as of now is that we will take control of our own evolution artificially. Through use of 3D printed organs, nano machines, artificial limbs that exceed the practicality of the ones we are born with, and the outright ability to alter the genetic code as we see fit, it is VERY likely that humans even a thousand years from now might almost look alien to us.

    In a million years, it would be doubtful that we'd even have use for flesh and blood bodies. We might just as easily exist as beings composed of living metals, capable of surviving in any extreme the universe has to offer, while also acting as a collective with a hive mind that allows us to each have access to all knowledge.

  • zeno
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    If socialist keep creating wars out entire population will get torn down with everyone bring born

    With disabilities and birth defects. Each soldier

    Who is injured in war that has kids passes those

    Injuries on to the next generation. Making a huge mess of DNA going forward. Most people

    Already have flaws like asymmetrical bodies.

    With one arm or leg shorter than the other or

    Born without limbs. I think that was past war

    Inflicted DNA damage.

    • Ted K
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      "If sociallist..." Double facepalm.

  • David
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It's really hard to guess. We're practically at the point where we can genetically modify ourselves to pretty much anything we want. Plus with cybernetics, I think humans 1 million years from now, if they could still be considered "human," would be wildly beyond anything we can imagine.

  • 6 months ago

    In that length of time, chances are the Sun will have come to the end of it's days, which means all the planets relying on the Sun for survival won't survive. Or something else major in our near Universe will have caused planet Earth to cease to be. So there will be no humans to look like anything.

    • Bulldog redux
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      A million years is only the blink of an eye in the history of the universe.

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