Experts have created a model called ‘Mindy,’ which shows what we might look like in 3000.
Years of staring down at our phones or up at computer screens will result in a hunched posture.
After repeatedly gripping our smartphones, our hands will be permanently shaped into a claw shape.
Most people begin their days by rolling over and checking their phones, but it appears that our obsession with technology may have far-reaching consequences.
A new model has revealed the negative impact that technology may have on human bodies in the future.
TollFreeForwarding, a telecommunications company, says it “sourced scientific research and expert opinion” before collaborating with a 3D designer to create a future human whose body has physically changed due to “consistent use of smartphones, laptops, and other technology.”
Mindy, the model, offers a terrifying glimpse of what people might look like in 800 years if our obsession with technology continues.
Humans in 3000 could have a hunched back, wide neck, clawed hand from texting, and the second set of eyelids, according to the company.
The nerve behind the elbow can become stretched and compressed if the elbow is kept bent for an extended period of time, which is typically done while holding a phone, according to Dr. Djordjevic.
The company also claims that hours spent staring down at a phone will cause a hunched back and thicker neck. The bad news doesn’t end there, though.
The muscles in the back of the neck have to contract in order to hold your head up when looking down at a computer or phone, according to Dr. K. Daniel Riew of the New York-Presbyterian Orch Spine Hospital.
Most people start their days by rolling over and checking their phones but it seems our obsession with tech could have greater consequences than we bargained for.
A new model has highlighted the impact technology could have on human bodies in the future and it’s not pleasant.
“Keeping the elbow bent for a long time – most often, while holding your phone – can stretch the nerve behind the elbow and put pressure on it,” Dr. Djordjevic explained.
And the bad news doesn’t stop there, according to the company hours spent looking down at a phone will result in a hunched back and thicker neck.
Dr. K. Daniel Riew from the New York-Presbyterian Orch Spine Hospital told TollFreeFowarding looking down at a computer or phone causes the muscles in the back of the neck to contract to hold your head up.
“The more you look down, the harder the muscles have to work to keep your head up. These muscles can get overly tired and sore from looking down at our smartphones and tablets or spending the majority of our working day on computers,” Dr. Riew stated.
According to the company, future humans can also anticipate having thicker skulls as a defence against radiation from smartphones.
Future humans may also have a smaller brain and an additional set of eyelids to protect them from excessive light exposure, among other horrifying changes.