Stephen Hawking Says It’s Almost Time To Leave Earth

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according to renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, humans will need to colonise another planet within the next 100 years to survive climate change, asteroid strikes and overpopulation.

In a documentary, Expedition New Earth — part of the BBC’s new science season Tomorrow’s World — Prof. Hawking and his former student Christophe Galfard will travel the world to find out how humans could survive in outer space, reports The Telegraph.

In the series, Prof. Hawking claims that time is running out for the Earth and humanity will need to leave the planet for its survival.

“Although the chance of disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next 1,000 or 10,000 years … By that time, we should have spread out into space and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.”

The shows aims to find Britain’s greatest invention, by asking the public to vote on the innovation which has been the most influential in their lives, The Telegraph reported.

Stephen Hawking leave Earth
Stephen Hawking leave Earth

“We’ve come together behind a simple, and very bold ambition — to equip all of us with the knowledge and understanding we need to make sense of our lives and the future … Whether it’s the rise of robotics or the demise of antibiotics, traveling to Mars or the arrival of 3D printed food, science is changing the world at an extraordinary pace.”

Last month, Prof. Hawking had warned that the aggressive instincts of humans, coupled with the fast pace of growth in technology may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war, adding that only a ‘world government’ may prevent this impending doom.

Prof. Hawking had said that humans may lack the skills as a species to stay alive.

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3 thoughts on “Stephen Hawking Says It’s Almost Time To Leave Earth

  1. dev

    Life on Mars will be harder then in Sahara desert or in Marian Trench. And to sustain it you will need constant stream of supplies from the Earth – so what’s the point? Mars is not a solution. And there’s no other planets in sight that can support and sustain human life. And there’s no technology or fuel source available to reach nearest live planet. And mostly that kind of technology (space bending and time traveling) and fuel (cold fusion) will never be achievable.

  2. gr

    Guess he didn’t want to panic the masses? But 100 years is overly optimistic. I’d say 25 years at the most. Actually, we’ve less than a decade. Watch.

  3. joe

    Professor Stephen Hawking is a well knowledged person. He just wants us to take a look at the level with which we are distroyin our planet. And if we don’t figure out a way to solve this issue soon then I think he’s​ just right about finding a new planet . The thing is wether we find or not wether wo transport our selves to some other planet or not . But our planet is about to b distroyed by the parasite called as humans.

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