In recent years, smartphones, computers, artificial intelligence have come to disrupt our lifestyles. And chances are the technology doesn’t stop there. So what will humans look like in the year 3000?
The American telecom operator TollFree Forwarding projects us into the future by unveiling Mindy, the human prototype that we could encounter on Earth 900 years from now.
These terrifying projections extrapolate the results of several studies aimed at assessing the long-term impact of our reliance on technology. And this translates first and foremost into our posture. By dint of looking at our smartphones and computer screens, our torso shrinks and our neck finds it increasingly difficult to support our head. That’s why Mindy is completely hunched over, and constantly looking down.
A clawed hand
If we go down a little, we notice that Mindy has a claw hand and a 90º elbow: positions that are not natural but provoked by the constant use of the smartphone. By dint of holding the internet at your fingertips, it puts excess pressure on the nerves, causing numbness or even loss of function in the hand.
Big head but small brain
Several studies have suggested that smartphones and other screens could impact our memory and other cognitive functions. The radiation emitted by smartphones, in particular, could prove to be very harmful. So to protect herself from this, Mindy developed a thicker skull than human beings in the year 2000.
On the other hand, the brain which hides under this skull would be smaller: since the human being must make much less effort than before to ensure his vital needs, his brain ends up shrinking.
Last but not least: Mindy has developed a second eyelid.
Indeed, by dint of being exposed to the blue light of screens (which causes fatigue, headaches, concentration disorders, etc.), human beings would have adapted by developing an internal eyelid capable of filtering this harmful light.
The unseen part
What doesn’t physically show on Mindy is her state of mind, her sanity. And this one is not looking good. By dint of consuming screens, the quality of his sleep deteriorated. Consequence: it is less productive, less creative, less focused. She experiences mood swings and memory problems. Addicted to social networks, she is plagued by depression and anxiety.
Of course, TollFree Forwarding didn’t shy away from exaggeration when designing this futuristic human being. Through this shock campaign, the telecom operator intends above all to warn against the harmful (and scientifically proven) effects of the misuse of technologies.
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