Scientists Reveal How Humans Will Look in the Year 3000


| LAST UPDATE 11/08/2022

By Veronica Anderson
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Technology has transformed our world in every possible way, but human beings will be paying the tough consequences in years to come. According to an experiment done by a group of researchers from Med Alert Help and the New York-Presbyterian Orch Spine Hospital, it was found that human beings roaming Earth 1,000 years from now will have completely different physical characteristics than us due to the constant use of technologies. Let's take a closer look.

The dedicated research team created a human model, Mindy, who represents the average human in the year 3000, and well, let's just say we can barely recognize ourselves. Per Toll-Free Forwarding, the "constant use of smartphones, laptops and other technology" will be why our bodies transform so much over the next few centuries. From thicker necks to new eyelids, developing the "smartphone elbow," and more, humans are expected to take a dramatic physical toll.

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To start, humans in the future will develop a hump. "It has been shown that constantly adjusting our position to look down at our phone or up at our office screen strains parts of our body that determine our posture," which will result in us being permanently stooped over. Speaking of posture, Mindy displayed a much thicker neck due to the known 'tech neck.' We've all been there, scrolling on our phones for way too many hours, but a recent discovery of the 'text claw' indicated humans of the future would develop claws for hands from constantly holding their cell phone with curled fingers around it for hours on end. In addition to the 'text claw,' Mindy has developed the 'smartphone elbow.' The smartphone elbow comes from constant cell phone use at 90°, either for countless scrolling hours or from hours of phone calls.

Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there. According to Kasun Ratnayake of the University of Toledo, "humans can develop a larger inner eyelid to avoid exposure to excessive light" in years to come, meaning we will develop new eyelids due to the constant strain on our eyes from screentime. Last but not least, in the year 3000, humans will develop a larger skull, but the brain will get a lot smaller. So, make sure to check that posture! And stay tuned for more breaking news.

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