In the Future, it’s All About Hot or Not
So there’s this evolutionary theorist in London who’s pretty sure that in about 100,000 years, the human race will be divided into Hot or Not.
According to Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics, by the year 3000, “the human race [will] peak”, and people will start to become much choosier about their partners, “causing humanity to divide into sub-species”.
“The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative” Curry insists, while the “underclass” will have “evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures.”
Curry goes on to explain how women will look in the distant future, and while I’m sure his description is based in science, I can’t help but wonder if he’s not letting just a little bit of male fantasy slip into this description.
“Women…will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features”.
So basically, we’ll look like a combination of a hot robot and an Anime character. I suppose in 1,000 years it’s going to be hot to be a character with no character? What distinguishing features will we have besides smooth legs and bugged-out eyes?
Will it be like this?
Could be worse, I guess.
Our futuristic hotness (or notness) won’t come without a price, however. Curry warns that what we gain in physical beauty, we may lose in emotional inclinations, leaving us unable to feel things such as “love, sympathy, trust and respect”. We also may become so “dependent on technology” that we resemble “domesticated animals.”
Hmm. Hot, heartless, and stupid. Sounds like an ex-boyfriend of mine.
…Maybe he was from the future?