What would the future of human evolution look like?
A few centuries in the future, genetic engineering would allow the alteration of humans to adapt them to specific conditions. To build spacecraft directly in orbit, we would create humanoid beings called vacuumorphs. These beings would be adapted to survive in the vacuum of space without gravity and without any special protection.
Could another species emerge and evolve just like humans?
So, in just a few hundred years, another species different from humans could emerge and evolve. Humans are notoriously different from birds. They belong to another evolutionary branch, and as such, they have very little in common with creatures like us. However]
Is the future of evolution Unnatural Selection?
In essence, the old-fashioned evolution of On the Origin of Species may be beside the point: The future may belong to unnatural selection.
How long does it take to adapt to a new environment?
Even when the environment suddenly changes, the physical adaptations required to survive in it can take thousands or millions of years to occur. That is why, after millennia of progress as a civilization, humans are not as well adapted to our world as we would like.
How often does the human body change?
We are constantly changing — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Medical research reveals that the cells in your body change about every seven years. Brain studies reveal extraordinary neuroplasticity enables you to change neuropathways and, thus, habits and behaviors.
Is it possible to change your personality?
If you believe that your personality is hardwired, mostly a matter of genetics, and simply who you are — that you can’t change your basic nature — then you won’t care about how change happens. But, if you sense that your human nature is complex, yet capable of growth, then you might be curious about how change happens.