By 2050, a completely new type of human will evolve as a result of radical new technology, behaviour, and natural selection.
This is according to Cadell Last, a researcher at the Global Brain Institute, who claims mankind is undergoing a major ‘evolutionary transition’.
In less than four decades, Mr Last claims we will live longer, have children in old age and rely on artificial intelligence to do mundane tasks.
2050 is past my likely check out time. But somewhere between a bit less than a third to perhaps half of those who will be alive in 2050 are already alive now*.
So there’s unlikely to be much evolution really…..
*Bit difficult to say really: if average lifespan is 70 (around and about right for the planet) then in a static population size 50% of those alive in 35 years’ time will be already alive. But there’s population growth still coming…..but to complicate that at least some part of that growth is the demographic transition and longer life spans, not necessarily more children being born.