Human species 'may split in two' as predicted by HG Wells

A fascinating article on BBC makes some startling predictions about the human race. Far-fetched or not, it’s worth a read. Guess that would make the debate on Indonesian women and Western men a null topic.

Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.

The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said – before a decline due to dependence on technology.

People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.

The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the “underclass” humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.

But in the nearer future, humans will evolve in 1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall, he predicts, while life-spans will have extended to 120 years, Dr Curry claims.

Physical appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will improve, he says, while men will exhibit symmetrical facial features, look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises.

Women, on the other hand, will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features, he adds. Racial differences will be ironed out by interbreeding, producing a uniform race of coffee-coloured people.

However, Dr Curry warns, in 10,000 years time humans may have paid a genetic price for relying on technology.

Spoiled by gadgets designed to meet their every need, they could come to resemble domesticated animals.

  • Will it be more like the dual species future H. G. Wells envisioned in The Time Machine, or the dystopia Cyril Kornbluth predicted in “The Marching Morons” – a world with billions of idiots and a thin sprinkling of highly intelligent (and overworked) people who keep society functioning?

  • Soi Oz

    “humans will evolve in 1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall”

    That proves it, I’m a superhuman already 🙂

  • L2

    Sounded like Plastic surgery will have great impacts.

  • I reckon culture and ppl will become more and more homogenous — just look at the creeping Americanisation of most of the world. Cultures and races come about from isolation — which is disappearing (maybe not a bad thing!).

  • Artemus Jones

    As a half-caste Indo myself, I say long live the coffee-coloured people! It’s about time we broke down these racial barriers…

  • rz

    Human appearence has not changed, naturally, in the last 1000 years, so human appearence will not change in the next 1000, 2000, or 3000 years.