Human race has 'peaked' already?
Human race has peaked: Scientists warn this is as good as it gets for mankind.
We have now reached our maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance.
The human race has peaked, with mankind reaching its maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, scientists have claimed.
Despite stories that each generation will live longer and longer, a new report suggests there may be a maximum threshold to our biological limits that we cannot exceed.
In particular, the French research team behind the study found what appears to be a plateau in the maximum biological limits for humans' height, age and physical abilities.
"This suggests that modern societies have allowed our species to reach its limits. We are the first generation to become aware of this."
Rather than continually improving, the scientists said we will see a shift in the proportion of the population reaching the previously recorded maximum limits.
For example, fewer sport records will be broken and more people will reach but not exceed the present highest life expectancy.
Moreover, the researchers warned that mankind's impact on the environment, including climate change - could see these limits decrease.