RACHEL O’DONOGHUE: “Hunched Backs and Double Eyelids: How Tech-Obsessed Humans Might Look in 2100”

Scientists have imagined how humans may look in the future — and it’s not pretty.

Experts have examined the way technology will affect the human form, suggesting the body may change dramatically.

Creating a 3D model of a future human called “Mindy”, scientists said people living in 2100 may have hunched backs from hours of sitting over computers and looking at smartphones.

Mindy also has bigger neck muscles to compensate for her poor posture, a thicker skull to protect from radiation and a smaller brain that has shrunk from leading a largely sedentary lifestyle.

Humans in fewer than 100 years may also have claw-like hands from gripping their phones.

Humans of 2100

  • HUNCHBACKS:  People may have a curve in their spines from leaning over their phones

  • DOUBLE EYELIDS:  People may develop a double lid to protect their eyes from harmful light

  • CLAW HANDS:  The human hand may also change a great deal from people clinging to phones

  • HORNS: Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests

Caleb Backe, a health and wellness expert at Maple Holistics, said:

“Spending hours looking down at your phone strains your neck and throws your spine off balance. Consequently, the muscles in your neck have to expend extra effort to support your head. Sitting in front of the computer at the office for hours on end also means that your torso is pulled out in front of your hips rather than being stacked straight and aligned.”

Kasun Ratnayake, of the University of Toledo, also said the human body could change to limit the amount of damaging light eyes are expose to — possibly resulting in a second eyelid.

“Humans may develop a larger inner eyelid to prevent exposure to excessive light, or the lens of the eye may be evolutionary developed such that it blocks incoming blue light but not other high wavelength lights like green, yellow or red,” he said.

Dr Nikola Djordjevic, from Med Alert Help, said:

“The way we hold our phones can cause strain in certain points of contact — causing ‘text claw’ and ’90-degree elbow’ also known as the cubital tunnel syndrome. This syndrome is caused by pressure or the stretching of the ulnar nerve which runs in a groove on the inner side of the elbow. This causes numbness or a tingling sensation in the ring and little fingers, forearm pain, and weakness in the hands — keeping the elbow bent for a long time.”

But Jason O’Brien, who produced the model and was behind the study, described any physical changes to the body as part of the “trade-off” that comes with the many benefits of technology.

“Technology gives us convenience, connectivity, entertainment, and so much more — but there is a trade-off,” he explained.

“Overexposure to technology can sometimes come to the detriment of our health.”


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TARA MACISAAC: “7 Weird Real-Life Glitches in the Matrix?”


In Beyond Science, Epoch Times explores research and accounts related to phenomena and theories that challenge our current knowledge. We delve into ideas that stimulate the imagination and open up new possibilities. Share your thoughts with us on these sometimes controversial topics in the comments section below.

Some of the strange moments in our lives may make us question “Are we living in ‘The Matrix’? Was that a glitch?”

Here are some strange and funny moments shared on social media platforms Reddit and Imgur that might make you wonder …

1. Chicken or Shrimp?

“Me and my friend were at a Chinese restaurant and we ordered a General Tso chicken dinner and a shrimp lo mein dish. When we both sat down, we took out both boxes and set them on the table about two feet apart. He opens the first box and we see a shrimp lo mein dish. It has all the things in there—noodles, shrimp, fried rice. He closes the box and opens the other box. Inside that box is a shrimp lo mein—shrimp, noodles, fried rice.


“‘Oh,’ I think, ‘They must have mixed the order.’ I was just about to say this when my friend says out loud, ‘Looks like they made a mistake and gave us two,’ as he opens the first box again. Inside of it is a General Tso chicken order. General Tso chicken, white rice, and an egg roll. He froze and looked at me. I looked back at him, and we sat in silence. It took us five or so minutes to collect ourselves.”

2. Glitch in Passenger Design?

3. ‘I Wonder Who I Was’

“I had a (subjectively) long, involved dream where I was a vendor in a fish market. I remember getting up early, dressing, doing a whole morning routine, going to get tea, heading out to the docks, buying fish, loading them in a cart and going to get ice, then haggling for ice, buying some less fresh fish while I was at it, then going to a market to my stall, setting up and selling fish all day.

“It was so real. I talked to friends, smoked nasty cigarettes, haggled customers, ate lunch, had tea, and just lived through the day. At the end of the day, I cleaned up, counted my cash, paid the stall rent, went home, cooked some of the fish I hadn’t sold, … with some veggies and rice that I’d traded for. I drank more tea, relaxed for a while, then drew a hot bath, soaked, and smoked some more [cigarettes] … then went to bed.

“The next morning, I woke up refreshed, ready to go down to the docks to buy fresh catch…. Except I was in my house, next to my wife, truck parked outside and it was Saturday—no work. My wife and I were getting geared up to go skiing in Oregon and the car was already packed. Weird thing was….

“In the dream, I was single. And a smoker (I’m not). And the whole long dream had been in fluent Chinese, the effortless kind of fluency that only comes from a lifetime of speaking it. Oh, and I had been Chinese.

“I’m a big, hairy white dude—somewhat fluent in Spanish and I know a little bit of Russian, but I’ve never…. It was just weird. I’ve never worked in a fish market.

“I wonder who I was. I wonder what that was.”

4. Glitch in Pedestrian Design?

5. Of All the License Plate Combinations, What Are the Chances?

6. Parlez-Vous Français?

“Several years ago I woke up in bed next to my (now ex-) girlfriend and we had a conversation in fluent French. I got up and got in the shower, and as the water started running I realized neither of us … [knows how to speak] French. When I got out, I asked her about it. She remembered it happening but was as confused as I was. I can’t even remember what we talked about, because I don’t … speak French. Brains are weird.

Another Reddit user replied to this post:

“I was in Paris on Christmas Eve doing a Contiki tour and was at a nightclub, absolutely black-out drunk and jumped in a taxi with one of the girls from the tour. She [came up to] … me in the morning telling me that she was impressed I spoke French so fluently. After I told her that I didn’t know how to speak French, she told me that I’d had an approximately 30-minute conversation in fluent French with the taxi driver.

“It blew me away, and she was so adamant it happened.”

7. Display Glitch?






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