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The Future of the Human Race

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Oliver Curry studies evolution and the future, and he has an interesting idea about the future of the human race. He suggests that in 100,000 years, humankind will split into two species. In addition, one group will be the haves, and the other group will be the have nots.

We will see some changes in the next 1,000 years. For example, humans will grow to 6-7 feet (182-213 centimeters). Humans will also live for about 120 years. And lastly, there won't be different races like today. The races will mix to produce people with similar, latte-colored skin.

Unfortunately, there will also be negatives. People will lose social skills and empathy because they will use too much technology. Weak genes will spread and affect our whole species because new medicines will lower the mortality rate. Curry predicts this will happen 10,000 years from now.

Further into the future, in the year 100,000, the healthy will only breed with one another, and so create a beautiful and intelligent group of people. The unhealthy will become short and ugly, and also be less smart. These are the haves and the have nots. In other words, humans will become rulers and slaves.

Preview some of the lesson material:

Brainstorm: Brainstorm with a partner(s) words and ideas associated with "science fiction" for 2 minutes. Spend another 5 minutes or less discussing the words and ideas together.

Fill in the Blanks: Fill in the blank with the correct word.

  1. In 100,000 years, humankind will (                         ) into two species.
  2. The races will mix to (                         ) people with a latte-colored skin.
  3. People will lose social skills and (                         ).
  4. Weak genes will (                         ) and affect our whole species.
  5. Curry (                         ) this will happen 10,000 years from now.
  6. The healthy will only (                         ) with one another.

post-Comprehension: Talk about the following questions in pairs/groups. Remember to support your answers!

  1. What do you think life will be like in the 31st century? Please explain.
  2. Do you think technology will harm us, as explained in the article? Why/not?
  3. Do you think the human race will still be here in 100,000 years? Why/not?
  4. Would you want to live in the 31st century? How about the year 100,000? Why/not?
  5. Does the theory sound more like science fiction or science fact? Why?

Google Search: Type "science fiction" into Google. Look at the websites, and/or read additional articles on this topic. Discuss or write an essay about your findings.

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