Some people were freaked out by the recent report that phone overuse causes spikes to grow on people’s skulls. Well, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
A group of experts created a 3D model showing changes they see coming to humanity by 2100, including permanently hunched backs and claw hands. It seems each and every American will be ready to star in a horror flick.
Humans of 2100 could be seriously bent
Maple Holistics is responsible for the 3D model, dubbed Mindy.
Even a quick glance shows her terrible posture, and a closer look finds an oddly thick neck. “Spending hours looking down at your phone strains your neck and throws your spine off balance,” said Caleb Backe, a health and wellness expert. “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.”
Mindy’s claw hand is also a result of phone overuse. “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,” noted Dr Nikola Djordjevic from Med Alert Help.
Perhaps the oddest guess about the human body of 2100 is a change to the eyelids. “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,” said Kasun Ratnayake of the University of Toledo.
The group even sees brains getting smaller because future humans depend so much on their devices to do their thinking and remembering for them.
Take with a grain of salt
Despite these dystopian projections from the Maple Holistics group, consider that humans today look very much as they did 5,000 years ago… aside from being taller and far, far healthier. It seems unlikely that few decades of tech overuse will convert our species into twisted subjects of someone’s nightmare.
Via: Daily Star