Monday, 10 June 2013

Humans of the future to look like Pokemon characters

Posted by: Avirup Basu
Dept:         Science

Humans of the future might look more like Pokemon characters with bigger heads, bigger eyes and improved night vision, two researchers have suggested.   Computational geneticist Alan Kwan and artist Nickolay Lamm d said that in 100,000 years, people might have larger heads, Google Glasstype contact lenses and sideways-blinking oversized Disney eyes that glow green with cat-like night vision.   They envision a future where zygotic genome engineering technology develops to the point where humans will be able to control their own evolution. This ability could result in more facial features that humans find attractive : strong lines, straight noses and perfect symmetry. But other changes may be driven by function, they said.   Kwan said heads might also expand to accommodate larger brains as our knowledge increases, and space colonization could produce larger eyes to account for dimmer environments. 
Posters comment--- I only hope that BNS stays active for atleast 100,000 years.