Thursday, May 25, 2017

What would we look like if we were bred like dogs?



Parallel Universe: Bred by Aliens




The ancestor of modern dogs, an extinct population of wolves, looked very similar to the grey wolf. Through artificial selection though, prehistoric hunter gatherers, farmers and breeders caused major physical changes to our canine friends. 




It is hard to believe that a wolf looking creature is the ancestor of the Pug. But look at this picture of one from the 19th century. It still looked more like a canine.




More than a hundred years later, the result of intensive breeding is a creature hard to tell apart from a seal.




via breals/imugr


Could the same have happened to us?

Imagine a parallel universe where a highly intelligent and nefarious alien species colonises Earth and turns us into their pets. Is it too early for Halloween?




In this alternate reality, their malevolent technology allows for telepathic control of humans, forcing us to breed for centuries into the most sinister of shapes. We become their toys and companions, traded throughout their galactic Empire.

These sculptures by artist Patricia Paccinini could be just that, a glimpse into a world were selective breeding and genetic engineering backfires on us.

The Carrier by Patricia Paccinini via designboom

sculpture by Patricia Piaccinini via justart-e
sculpture by Patricia Piaccinini via justart-e
sculpture by Patricia Piaccinini via justart-e

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