Your Morning Laugh: What the Human Face Will Look Like in 100,000 Years
7:30 am, June 12th | by Weiyu Li
See that picture on the left? According to two men’s research, that’s what the human face will look like in 100,000 years. So we’re pretty much going to become anime characters. Personally, I’m totally cool with this; who wouldn’t want to be super kawaii?
Researcher and artist Nickolay Lamm worked with computational geneticist Dr. Alan Kwan in order to imagine and illustrate what our faces might look like in 20,000, 60,000, and 100,000 years.
According to Dr. Kwan, the changes might include:
•Unnervingly large eyes with green “eye shine” from the tapetum lucidum
• A larger and higher forehead
• A larger head to accommodate a larger brain
• Larger nostrils for breathing in off-planet environments
• An increase in skin pigmentation
• Denser hair
For the purpose of comparison, here is the test photo that Lamm and Kwan worked with:
Well there is one positive: the increase in skin pigmentation means that no human has to waste money on tanning booths or sprays again! If you’re not digging the new human face, there’s no need to worry; as one Forbes commenter wrote ”I’ll probably be dead 100,000 years from now. I’ll never be this ugly.”
Check out Forbes to see what our faces will look like in 20,000 and 60,000 years.