I came across this article in Britain's Daily Mail that states 100,000 years in the future, the human race will split into two distinct species.
I totally agree with this article. However, I think it's going to happen in a lot less time. 99,999 years less time, to be exact.
Anyone that's seen the movies Gattaca, Code 46, The Time Machine or even Michael Bay's crapfest The Island will understand this phenomenom. Hell, if you've picked up a copy of Popular Science, Wired or even read the Drudgereport in the past decade, you'll understand what's going on.
In the next 10 to 20 years, the rich and wealthy will be able to hire scientists to screw with their unborn child's DNA strand to create the perfect specimen.
After the spawn squirts out of rich mum's belly (or a incubator), the parents will set them up for life by placing them in the best schools, with the best teachers, dentists, coaches and doctors to ensure a pristine, perfect, high-tiered life full of possibilities and free of disease.
On the other end of the spectrum, you'll have the poor. They'll mate the old-fashioned way and simply have normal or abnormal children that look like the cast from The Hills Have Eyes. Bad acne. Big foreheads. Rotten teeth. In-grown toenails. Boogers. Wisdom teeth. And lets not forget diseases such as Super Chicken Pox and UberMonoHepatitis.
These second-class citizens will be put into detainment, refugee camps and be forced to work for the rich man and make peanuts in the process. Eventually, some will escape and live in the caves like the creatures from The Descent.
Come to think of it, it seems like it's starting to happen right now. And the lines are being drawn by where we shop.
In August, I wrote an entry about the difference between Walmart and Target shoppers.
Now for some homework.
Take a day off work and drop by both stores for an hour or two. Go ahead. Take a stroll. Write down some notes. Hell, maybe purchase an item or two.
See what I mean? Now, I hope you can understand why I think the so-called species split will happen a lot faster than 100,000 years.
On a selfish note, I can only hope that my future DNA (Pearl Jam, Baby Batter, White Butter) will eventually spread to the other side of the fence if you know what I mean.
I, for one, don't want the Eimer name to be synonomous with the houselves from the Harry Potter or Skeksis from The Dark Crystal.