A tongue-in-cheek (; look at how our bodies might change to accommodate the trend of smart (and probably smarter) phones. However, by the time we reach these physical changes, no doubt technology will have morphed as well! This is not meant to be a discourse on evolution, spirituality, etc; just my warped imagination working overtime.
I foresee a time when our bodies will be more suited to the techno-age. Often a physical adaptation can take millenniums to develop. However, technology has placed certain demands on our bodies, and technology develops at a lightening pace. Perhaps physical adaptation will come sooner. The following is an observation of how we might morph to better accommodate the current trends in accessing the cyberverse.
Neck bones will fuse so we are always looking down; great positioning for constantly texting or scrolling on your smart phone/tablet.
Our thumbs will elongate and become more like the index finger – easier to text with longer, thinner thumbs.
Our index finger will elongate and strengthen; scrolling and taping on apps, etc. will be a “snap” with our strong, narrow, stylus-like index finger.
Our other fingers and palm will develop suction cups, like some species of frogs, to help grip our smart phones and tablets.
The structure of our outer ear will conform more closely to the shape of ear buds.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild [them]. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first . . . [techno-person]. [You] will be that [person]. Better than [you were] before. Better, stronger, faster”*
I rest my case, lol.
* from “The Six Million Dollar Man,” 1974.