MAY 11, 2017 06:11 AM PDT

In 1,000 years, Will We Become Part Human, Part Machine?

WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham

The human race is constantly evolving in response to our ever-changing environment. Arguably, with the swift progress of scientific innovations happening, the biggest changes in our appearances are yet to come. Here's a look at what some scientists speculate humanity will look like in the next 1,000 years.

For starters, prosthetic technologies may enable people to perceive things that would previously be undetectable with ordinary senses. For example, bionic eyes can allow humans to see different energies of light, and super-charged hearing aids can allow us to amplify our sense of hearing.

Still, some of the biggest changes may be happening internally, inside our DNA. The advent of gene-editing technologies like CRISPR has made it enormously feasible to modify our own genetics. If successfully applied to diseases, humans could potentially evolve to be even more resilient.

These great changes are speculated if we stay on Earth. However, even more drastic changes are predicted if humans venture to other planets for survival. Watch the video to learn more!
About the Author
  • I am a human geneticist, passionate about telling stories to make science more engaging and approachable. Find more of my writing at the Hopkins BioMedical Odyssey blog and at TheGeneTwist.com.
You May Also Like
SEP 13, 2018
Videos
SEP 13, 2018
Antibiotics Are Still Being Over-Prescribed by Some Health Facilities
The opioid abuse problem continues unabated, despite public health efforts to curb the use of narcotic painkillers that can cause dependence and push patie...
SEP 21, 2018
Videos
SEP 21, 2018
How Artificial Sweeteners Impact the Body
Sugar alternatives may be low in calories, but they are probably not without consequence....
SEP 27, 2018
Videos
SEP 27, 2018
What's at The Bottom of The Worlds Deepest Lake?
Have you ever wondered what’s at the bottom of the world’s deepest lake? The deepest lake is the ancient Lake Baikal located in southern Russia...
OCT 03, 2018
Videos
OCT 03, 2018
Understanding Brain Aneurysms
A brain aneurysm is a medical emergency, but many patients don’t understand much about them. First, it’s not the same a clot. An aneurysm is wh...
OCT 09, 2018
Space & Astronomy
OCT 09, 2018
Putting the Mars 2020 Rover Together - Behind the Scenes
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know by now that NASA’s planning to send another rover to the Martian surface to investigate...
OCT 14, 2018
Videos
OCT 14, 2018
Why Don't Salt Substitutes Exist?
The basic table salt is composed of sodium chloride which dissociate into two separate ions: sodium serving as the cation (a positively charged ion) and ch...
Loading Comments...