Lateralman wrote:With global warming and sea level rise, we are certain to evolve webbed feet and gills next.
As Mr M points out, even were we in a more watery environment we're going to adapt it and our way of living to it, we're not going to be left in a situation where we are required to spend long periods under water unassisted. Even were this somehow required we'd tend to select for increased lung capacity and time below like other diving mammals and not a complete change in breathing apparatus, thus evolving gills is highly improbable.
Webbed feet already exist for some folks but unless it's conferring an advantage then it's not going to become a common trait. But as has been pointed out we're well beyond the point where we're beholden to what configuration is more successful at passing on those genes. Unless we're cast back into stone age situation then we're going to fix our way out of problems and not live under survival of the fittest.
MikeG wrote:Everyone will have perfectly functioning bodies, enhanced by technological implants.
Unless we have some radical shift in societal ordering then I'd reckon that any such technology if available will be mostly confined to the more affluent sectors of society, or what your employment may require. So those people will have the perfectly or appropriately functioning bodies. Mind you, every time some one mentions technologically enhanced bodies I keep coming up with a society of people appropriately tooled up for their specific jobs, diligently and silently working in unison whilst linked into a networked system that efficiently manages everyone and maximises their time and effort.
MikeG wrote:Soon, we will all be blonde, blue eyed, and have a IQ of 220.
Tend to be partial to red or raven haired with hazel or green eyes myself.
Hope is but the first step upon the road to disappointment.