I’m An Eloi Before My Time, Apparently

Posted: October 17th, 2006 under Current Affairs, Online (Multi)Media, Science, Weblogs.

This was a study for Bravo about the future of evolution.  Apparently, in the
future, there are going to be Eloi, who will look … pretty much like me. 
Lucky them.Meanwhile, the rest of the folks are going to look like … uh … Dick
Cheney?

There is a distinctive whiff of "Brave New World" about this – well, that and "The Marching Morons."  And of course, "Idiocracy."

I think that this guy has some unresolved issues dating back to the stack of Gent magazines and Fantasy & Science Fiction that his mom discovered under his bed when he was 14, threw out, and forbade him ever to read again.  I mean, it’s way way simplistic to say that the smart, attractive people will only breed with the other smart, attractive people … hey, anyone that’s ever wandered through the pool area around the Beverly Hills Hotel on a Sunday afternoon can see that that is definitely not true … viz all the "troll" dudes with the tall Barbie/super-shiksas on their arms … still, the study has done the one thing that it was designed to do – and that’s to call a lot of free attention to the Bravo episode.  Smart marketing, guys.

Now can we figure out how to get the posters on the Yahoo message boards stuffed back down their Morlock holes?

>>The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim,
healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the
"underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat
goblin-like creatures. But in the nearer future, humans will evolve in
1,000 years into giants between 6ft and 7ft tall, he predicts, while
life-spans will have extended to 120 years, Dr Curry claims.

Physical
appearance, driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility, will
improve, he says, while men will exhibit symmetrical facial features,
look athletic, and have squarer jaws, deeper voices and bigger penises.

Women,
on the other hand, will develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large
clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features, he adds.<<

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