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“By 2050, a completely new type of human will evolve as a result of radical new technology, behaviour, and natural selection.This is according to Cadell Last, a researcher at the Global Brain Institute, who claims mankind is undergoing a major ‘evolutionary transition’.
In less than four decades, Mr Last claims we will live longer, have children in old age and rely on artificial intelligence to do mundane tasks.Instead of living fast and dying young, Mr Last believes humans will live slow and die old.Your 80 or 100 is going to be so radically different than your grandparents,’ Mr Last says
By 2040, cabs will be driven by Google robots, shops will become showrooms for online outlets and call centres will be staffed by intelligent droids.That’s the scenario depicted in recent research which suggests robots could be taking over our lives and jobs in less than 30 years.
The competition for work caused by a rise in the robots population will see us heading to surgeons for ‘additional processing power for our brains’,
We may also be requesting bionic implants for our hands that will make us able to perform tasks as fast as any machine.Futurologists, commissioned by global job search website xpatjobs.com, say workers will have less job security and will work more unsociable hours.
Those who take these risks and innovate with their own bodies will be the biggest earners in 2040, they claim.
However, the study added that workers may be left with poor eyesight, smaller se.xual organs, and constantly-furrowed brows as they struggle to keep up to life in the 21st century.”