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Is this how people will look like in 2100? How technology could change the human body

The effects of modern technology on the human body is a subject of fascination for many scientists.

From carpal tunnel syndrome and eye fatigue to the condition known as the "tech neck," the negative effects of using prologue technology are well documented.

Now a company has created a 3D model of a human future, based on some of these scientific predictions – and the result is truly horrifying.

Dubbed "Mindy," the 2100 human has a stoop, caused by hours sitting in front of a computer monitor in the office and craning his neck to look at smartphones.

Your neck muscles have also grown to limit the damage caused by poor posture due to the use of monitors and smartphones.

"Spending hours looking at your phone stresses the neck and unbalances the spine," said Caleb Backe, a health and wellness specialist at Maple Holistics.

"Consequently, the neck muscles need to expend extra effort to support their head.

"Sitting in front of the computer in the office for hours on end also means that your trunk is pulled out in front of your hips instead of being stacked and aligned."

Mindy's adaptations do not stop there. His skull has grown thicker, helping to protect his brain from the radiofrequency radiation emitted by smartphones – which some believe may have serious health implications.

His brain also shrank, based on the recent scientific theory that a sedentary lifestyle is reducing the capacity of the human brain.

Meanwhile, his hand was molded permanently in a claw-like grip and his elbow is bent at 90 degrees, due to prolonged periods spent holding a smartphone.

"The way we hold our phones can cause tension at certain points of contact – causing" text claw "and" 90 degrees elbow, "also known as ulnar tunnel syndrome," said Dr. Nikola Djordjevic of Med Alert Help.

"This syndrome is caused by pressure or stretching of the ulnar nerve running in a groove on the inner side of the elbow.

"This causes numbness or tingling in the ring and fingers, forearm pain and weakness in the hands – keeping the elbow bent for a long time."

Mindy's final physical change is possibly her strangest – she has a second set of eyelids to filter out the excessive light emitted by technology devices.

Kasun Ratnayake of the University of Toledo suggests that this radical evolutionary development could limit the amount of harmful light to which our eyes are exposed.

"Humans may develop a larger internal eyelid to avoid excessive exposure to light, or the lens of the eye can evolve in such a way that it blocks blue light, but no other large wavelength lights such as green, yellow or red," he said.

Although Mindy's model is extreme and designed to cause a shock, it provides an interesting visual representation of a growing body of scientific research.

"Technology gives us convenience, connectivity, entertainment and more – but there's a trade-off," said Jason O'Brien, COO of, who commissioned the model.

"Excessive exposure to technology can sometimes harm our health.

"While the benefits of technology for individuals and businesses are too great to ignore, it is worth evaluating their use to ensure that their health is not adversely affected in the long run."

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