21st century could be humanity’s last and here’s what will replace us

Ugh (Picture Getty) The 21st century could be humanity’s last, according a leading scientific thinker – and we’ll soon be replaced by genetically engineered super-beings and cyborgs. And they may well call us, ‘Dad,’ or ‘Mum’. Seth Shostak of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California argues that three big scientific advances are on the cusp of changing humans forever. Shostak says, ‘We can eventually produce offspring that are as different from us as dogs are from gray wolves. MORE: Legendary ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’ is unearthed in the jungle Whut? (Picture Getty) ‘The haphazard, bottom-up alterations to our species occasioned by Darwinian evolution will yield to the directed improvements of future engineers. Shostak believes that three technologies – genetic engineering, artificial intelligence and space…


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