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I was wondering what the pit the next main step in evolution will be like for our species. I know that a lot of you will be tempted to say that no one knows, but I'm just wondering what you think/want to come next for us.

I think that our next step in evolution will be through technical evolution rather than through physical evolution. My reasoning for this is that over time humans are becoming more reliant on technology, so it seems to me like the next step in our evolution will be brought on by ourselves. We're using technology to constantly improve our knowledge, to help us with our daily tasks, and to help us to recover from life threatening problems (Pace-makers, artificial limbs, etc.). This leads me to believe that our next step is to merge with technology in some way.


What do you guys think?
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The most obvious would be a weaker physique due to overall laziness and not have to do much physical work. I don't know crap about this topic though.
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#11
Probably some kind of cyborg thing.

I'd be quite happy with every organ being mechanical, aside from my brain and skin..

Seems more reliable.
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#14
Merging with technology seems quite far-fatched. Definitely not the "next" step in human evolution.
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Possibly less of a tendency towards preferring foods high in sugar given how maladaptive that trait has become.
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#16
humans will evolve into several different species.

1. super-nerds, physically weak but amazing minds. poor eyesight, bad skin, fairly unattractive. their minds aren't able to fix those physical problems, but with their intellect and technology they get around it.

2. muscle-heads, basically like the high school football team. super strong but dumb. i mean stereotypical caveman dumb. the females are like stereotypical cheerleaders: dumb, and bitchy, but ridiculously hot. like to beat on super-nerds, but are often enslaved by super-nerds as either beasts of burden (men) or sex slaves (women).

3. creeps, the outcasts from school. obsessed with all things morbid and weird. though they might be disliked and misunderstood, they have a remarkable ability to create all kinds of art, such as music, painting, literature, etc.

4. super-hippies, more or less weird philosopher hippie stoners. they do tons of drugs and are incredibly non-confrontational. they are also quite talented in the arts. despite the fact that nobody does anything of any real value (mainly work), they somehow manage to keep going.

5. normies, basically the regular normal people that just work menial 9-5 day jobs.
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Probably some kind of cyborg thing.

I'd be quite happy with every organ being mechanical, aside from my brain and skin..

Seems more reliable.


Sure about that? When treated properly your heart will beat around 72 times a minute every hour of your life so assuming you live to say about seventy-two, thats 2724710400 without ever stopping or breaking down. Not a lot of machines out there that can do that, especially if you consider all the varying conditions people go through in their lives.
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Loss of body hair and eventually our little toe is likely.
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Sure about that? When treated properly your heart will beat around 72 times a minute every hour of your life so assuming live to say about seventy years old thats 2724710400 without ever stopping or breaking down. Not a lot of machines out there that can do that, especially if you consider all the varying conditions people go through in their lives.


but in the future machines will be superior. they won't ever break, and there will be other machines that would know in advance that they would break if they somehow did.
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Deskchair for buttocks seems more likely. I pity the moms who have to give birth to that though.

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Sure about that? When treated properly your heart will beat around 72 times a minute every hour of your life so assuming you live to say about seventy-two, thats 2724710400 without ever stopping or breaking down. Not a lot of machines out there that can do that, especially if you consider all the varying conditions people go through in their lives.


While I can't flaw your maths, I think you misinterpreted what I meant.

I didn't mean I want to put something in right now that would do the job. Evolution is progressive, not instant. Eventually, human organs will be deemed unreliable, as nanoscale technology allows for incredibly small robotics to fix any problems, these could be sent into a body to find and remove tumours, and to carry out repair. Although it would be much easier to repair mechanics than it would be to repair human tissue.

It's a fairly common, I think. I've definitely read about it somewhere.
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Ray Kurzweil has predicted that since that while technology does not only advance expotentially over time, it also decreases in size, that we will eventually be able to program own mechanical cells inside of our bodies that will be able to reprogram our bodies and ensure health and increase life span.
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#31
We will probably evolve to be more stupid, and be assholes.

Our resistance to cancer probably won't change much since we usually die from cancer after we've had kids.
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#34
I think that technology will do one of two things physically to the human race.

One: Morph our bodies into a fatty mush because we rely so much on technology to do the work for us that the physical aspect of humanity will become extinct.

or,

Two: We use the power of technology to physically advance humans to a freak like state. People have already gotten bigger, faster and stronger from technology imagine what could be in just twenty years.

So it all depends on which way humans approach technology and it's advances into the future.

I guess we'll see.

[EDIT] Also I think mentally humans are going to do some really crazy stuff. People have already advanced so much it's only a matter of time until someone actually does take over the world.
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While I can't flaw your maths, I think you misinterpreted what I meant.

I didn't mean I want to put something in right now that would do the job. Evolution is progressive, not instant. Eventually, human organs will be deemed unreliable, as nanoscale technology allows for incredibly small robotics to fix any problems, these could be sent into a body to find and remove tumours, and to carry out repair. Although it would be much easier to repair mechanics than it would be to repair human tissue.

It's a fairly common, I think. I've definitely read about it somewhere.


Yeah it's a future that we're already moving towards. It'll just be a lot more subtle than darth vaders huge suit or robotic organs. The less you have to replace in the body the better, so systems that can repair what we already have would be more advantages.

Wait I want a suit exactly like that with a robotic throbber
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I think that technology will do one of two things physically to the human race.

One: Morph our bodies into a fatty mush because we rely so much on technology to do the work for us that the physical aspect of humanity will become extinct.

or,

Two: We use the power of technology to physically advance humans to a freak like state. People have already gotten bigger, faster and stronger from technology imagine what could be in just twenty years.

So it all depends on which way humans approach technology and it's advances into the future.

I guess we'll see.

That wouldn't be evolution, if it was done to you.
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We'll have weaker bones, backs more suited for handling the pressure of sitting down, I would say.
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