Does evolution model predict what's next for each species? What's next for humans?
If there is a new and strong evolutionary pressure, you could predict its effect, but barring that, it would be tough.
If brain wiring counts as evolution, it appears that each generation seems to have a greater affinity for technology.
For several thousands years people of higher intelligence were able to gather more wealth and in effect produce more offspring - thus average human got wiser. Now the trend is reversed - those intelligent cease to have kids, those stupid produce offspring like rabbits. Thus average human gets dumber.
Sure, that's oversimplified. But don't ignore the idea.
There was an area in Japan where fishermen who caught a crab that had a marking that looked like a samurai, they would throw it back. Now, every one of those critters has that marking.
In short, you could predict some short term things, but in the long run, who knows.
But some studies that I've seen (I'm afraid that I can't cite them) indicate the their synaptic connections are fundamentally different than ours because of that exposure. Doesn't that indicate differentiation within our species?That's not evolution. Kids today are simply exposed to technology which didn't exist when we were their age; they are comfortable with it because of that early exposure.
Evolutionary development has neither goals nor direction.
How do we differentiate if a change we observe is due to evolution or not? Many of the diseases are hereditary.
Well, we've only been a technological civilization for about 100 years, a mere 10% of that 1000 years. Yet, already we have or are close to developing, several technologies capable of sowing the seeds of our own destruction on a global scale. Nuclear, bioengineering, nanotech, AI...all of these have the potential to destroy.
Anyway, all species go extinct sooner or later. I do not think we are immune from this. If we don't do ourselves in, nature has more than enough tricks up her sleeves to take care of us.
But, hey, we might do okay; who knows?