• Question: How will mankind evolve given changes in technology and climate?

    Asked by n3rdy to Gopal, Becky on 28 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Gopal Ramchurn

      Gopal Ramchurn answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      Mankind will become better at coping with climate change thanks to advances in technology – we will be able to generate energy cleanly and grow plants more efficiently. Mankind may evolve to become weaker because we will be supported by so many machines and the human body may adapt to climate change to become better at withstanding extreme temperatures… it will take thousands of years though.

    • Photo: Rebecca Cook

      Rebecca Cook answered on 28 Jun 2013:

      I think food will change, the way we farm food is not the most efficient and in the as the world population grows its becoming more difficult to make enough food for everyone. In the future food might be grown in the lab, and we might evolve different ways to digest food!