Humans could evolve to become better looking – but more vulnerable to being wiped out by disease

Evolution is set to make humans “smarter, stronger and better looking” over the next 1,000 years, researchers have claimed. But although this future looks pretty, it could actually spell disaster for our species. Humanity is likely to use genetic engineering or artificial intelligence to banish feared illnesses over the coming centuries, potentially cutting down on genetic diversity. This could leave us vulnerable to being destroyed by just one terrifying disease which has evolved alongside us. That’s the claim from Youtube channel AsapScience , which has teamed up with National Geographic to produce a documentary showing what humans might look like in 1,000 years. Humanity 2.0: Our species could look totally different in 1,000 years These changes take thousands or hundreds of thousands of years,” it said in a short video.…


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