It isn't news that certain physical traits are more desirable to humanity, from symmetry in the face to a badonkadonk. Well, artist Nickolay Lamm and genomicist Alan Kwan collaborated to present the world with images of what they anticipate humanity will look like at three points in the future: 20,000 years, 60,000 years, and 100,000 years.
They predict that people will basically look like anime characters with ginormous eyes and huge broad foreheads. The genetic traits we favor, as well as some physical traits derived from human need, will create genetic freak shows. The pair reflected on their project in a report that states: "This human face will be heavily biased towards features that humans find fundamentally appealing: strong, regal lines, straight nose, intense eyes, and placement of facial features that adhere to the golden ratio and left/right perfect symmetry."
Many scientists and writers did not agree with the pair's findings. Matthew Herper, writer for Forbes, felt the project was less science and more fiction, saying, "Lamm’s vision is science fiction that belongs in the same category as the big-headed aliens from the first ‘Star Trek’ pilot." Kwan responded that it was always a speculative project and said it was made just for fun. Still the images are a bit scary. Hook up with an ugly person for the future of humanity.