Is this a portrait of a human 50 million years from now?

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We recently rounded up the most nightmare-inducing creations of speculative zoologist Dougal Dixon. Here's another one of Dixon's futuristic Homo sapiens. This being is more or less a psychic raspberry strudel.

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io9 superstar reader Hypnosifl has blessed us with this pre-Man After Man musing Dixon contributed to the November 1982 issue of Omni magazine (RIP). Dixon's vision of a hyper-evolved human was a psychic, teleporting brain-puppet ("he'll employ his expanded mental powers, "willing" nourishment up from the lake or teleporting himself down for a meal on the shore.") Dixon also discusses genetically altered human organs that wander around nomadically and affix themselves to passing animals. It's all fairly wackadoo, but we're suckers for speculative biology like this.

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[Via Jesse Mazer]

Illustration for article titled Is this a portrait of a human 50 million years from now?
Illustration for article titled Is this a portrait of a human 50 million years from now?
Illustration for article titled Is this a portrait of a human 50 million years from now?
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Illustration for article titled Is this a portrait of a human 50 million years from now?
Illustration for article titled Is this a portrait of a human 50 million years from now?

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Humans will probably never change because any human that looks different or has slightly evolved will be called ugly and nobody will breed with them. Horny human will completely fuck up natural selection.