Could this be our future?

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Peter Clare, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member Patron

    Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said.
    Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.
    The human race would peak in the year 3000, he said - before a decline due to dependence on technology.
    People would become choosier about their sexual partners, causing humanity to divide into sub-species, he added.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6057734.stm
     
  2. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    "The descendants of the genetic upper class would be..

    "tall" check.

    "slim" check

    "healthy" check

    "attractive" check

    "intelligent" pass..

    what do my descendants have to do for the next few thousand years?

    best
     
  3. Hesmond

    Hesmond Well-Known Member

    As to the dim witted under class try Chatham High st now not in a 1000,000 years ,and as to the goblin like creatures,it may be worth the doctor spending some time here in Pas De Calais,7 Valleys is awash with Hobbits, must admit found the bit on pert breasts and the like intresting.
     
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  4. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    If anyone here has tried conversing with an average teenager lately, the division is WELL under way!
     
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  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I doubt if the human race will be around in 100 000 years time to be able to split.
     
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  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=izQB2-Kmiic
     
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  7. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Fiction but never has a true sentence been uttered!

    Kyle
     
  8. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Alcohol is our best guarantee that humans will never be choosy about their sexual partners!
     
  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Now, whom of you would you believe qualify as Future Man already?
     
  10. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Will you take 4 of 5. :)
     
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  11. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    What if a dim-witted upper class and a dim-witted underclass emerge? Oh, wait. We have both of those already...
     
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  12. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member Patron

    it wouldn't matter, as long as the upper class dimwits had the money and the land.
     
  13. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Speak for youself :lol:
     
  14. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    So, Portugal's doing better in that respect?
     
  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Sir, here dim-witted is an yet unnatained ideal :biggrin:
     

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  17. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    Every generation has complained about the next since the ancient Greek writer Hesiod, if not before!
     
  18. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Also It seems to me that the vast majority of teenagers grow up to be likeable people. Just remember it's a phase we all have to pass through.
     
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