☣ The post-human era: Do you think that within a few centuries there will be a new species? ☣

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☣ The post-human era: Do you think that within a few centuries there will be a new species? ☣

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“I think it’s a dangerous delusion to envisage mass emigration from Earth. There’s nowhere else in the solar system that’s as comfortable as even the top of Everest or the South Pole. We must address the world’s problems here. Nevertheless, I’d guess that by the next century, there will be groups of privately funded adventurers living on Mars and thereafter perhaps elsewhere in the solar system. We should surely wish these pioneer settlers good luck in using all the cyborg techniques and biotech to adapt to alien environments. Within a few centuries they will have become a new species: the posthuman era will have begun. Travel beyond the solar system is an enterprise for posthumans—organic or inorganic.” —Martin Rees, British cosmologist and astrophysicist.

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But these will always be there and everywhere!

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Rooster Rooster

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I'm sure people will be living on Mars at least and their bodies will undergo changes due to the different gravity levels but I have no idea whether a new species of human is possible in the short term.

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OzSurfer OzSurfer

Yes I believe a there could be a new species in a few centuries

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Metal_god14

People are changing all the time, when I was at school I was around 5'8" and there were only a few boys taller than me, but now they all seem over 6' and so we are developing all the time and the next generation maybe a lot different to us now....

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JD JD

No. I don't think there will be any more centuries. This world will be gone.

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StarzAbove StarzAbove

But these will always be there and everywhere!

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Rooster Rooster

Yes...

They'll live in caves and whack each other over the head with clubs..

Dream of a day...when clubs will be outlawed and people will live happily ever after..

They'll be known as.....Idiots that chose to live in caves..

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DandyDon DandyDon

Very likely, one way or another.


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Thinkerbell Thinkerbell

If looking into human history, the creation of a new subspecies seems rather unlikely - or should homo sapiens be divided according to mentalities?

Is humanity progressing or regressing?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_sapiens
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...y_modern_human

https://www.psychologytoday.com...ens-subspecies

I would rather ask, if the human species can still evolve, as experts refer to a certain cultural evolution and significant differences in education and mentalities, which will deepen the gaps between the different levels of society and wreck solidarity and mutual respect.

There has been an exchange, interaction and mixture of various cultures throughout human history, which created certain "standards", beliefs and models - or should we say stereotypes? (And crossbreeding makes genetical mutations less probable).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...oups_in_Europe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...tory_of_Europe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mutation_rate

Hence, notable physical changes are not expected, unless generated artificially.

Furthermore, some historians, anthropologists, psychologists, etc., have been talking about an eventual dumbing down of people and a tendence toward dictatorships ...

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Marianne Marianne

Certainly. It's inevitable. I'm not so sure it will be on this planet though.

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Gonzo Gonzo

Not unless something destories most of what currently is here, though it's said that we're due for a super volcano to go off, which could potentially shoot dust into the air which might be up stay up there for about a decade and make earth going into a semi-ice age (if not full ice age) which will hurt a lot living animals (including humans)

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Zolfie Zolfie

Let us worry about the present

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ezhil

New species? No. It took millions of years for the already existent ones to become what they did, centuries are nowhere enough for such a thing. But it sounds depressing that we **** up our own planet so much that we need to infest another one.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

Define "a few centuries". LOL

Not without some extreme mutation.
Even the slight difference of people living on other planets would take thousands of years for there to be a wide enough difference to term them as different species.

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Walt_OReagun Walt_OReagun

In response to “Define "a few centuries". LOL Not...

For the sake of this post, let's say 5.

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Tiffanee Tiffanee OP

In response to “For the sake of this post, let's say 5.

500 years? Not naturally. Maybe if we start really messing with genetics. But then, you get the problem of creatures escaping from "mad scientist" laboratories ... and everyone who has watched "B movies" realizes where that leads. LOL

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Walt_OReagun Walt_OReagun

They just discovered new species of bird in south America baboonicus finchae. Lol

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Metal_god14

I am a new species.

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AliceD AliceD

probably

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