According to British evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry, 1,000 years from now humanity will split into two distinct subspecies. The descendants of the upper classes will be "tall, slim, attractive, intelligent, and creative," while the "under class" will have "evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures." The women of the "upper class" humans will "develop lighter, smooth, hairless skin, large clear eyes, pert breasts, glossy hair, and even features." Though the species will have glossier hair, they will have lost the "emotions such as love, sympathy, trust and respect." Sounds like Paris Hilton to us! [BBC News]
Hmmm. Now that I think about it, though—when I was in school all of the men and women that I knew that were obsessed with computers all ended up dating each other. Many of them are married now. I theorized, at the time, that the intellectual specialization needed to care about UNIX and Beowful clusters was *so* specific that it would cause computer-programmers to preferentially select other computer programmers as mates.
And since so many of those folks exhibited similar behavior patterns and personality types, you could go on to theorize that, in a few hundred generations, we'd be looking at a human sub-species of really skinny people with huge heads that spent all of their time making websites and playing World of Warcraft.
It's true! I'm an evolutionary theorist!