Will Mindy be what our descendants look like? According to Tree Falling Forward our tech focused lifestyles could lead humanity in that direction. They interviewed a number of specialists on how we currently interact with technology and how that impacts the body. They then speculated what the ideal form might be. More of a warning than an actual prediction, but it doesn’t paint a pretty picture.
While this has been great for job creation, productivity, and learning new skills, there is a growing body of evidence that uncovers the negative effects technology can have on our bodies. To fully realize the impact everyday tech has on us, we sourced scientific research and expert opinion on the subject, before working with a 3D designer to create a future human whose body has physically changed due to consistent use of smartphones, laptops, and other tech.
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