Published On:November 18, 2016, 2:56 pm
Stephen Hawking the world-renowned physicist answered a few questions with the help of his voice synthesizer at the time of a conference held at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Bombay, in 2011.
Back then he had stated that Humanity might not survive another 1000 years on planet Earth.Earlier this week, speaking at Oxford University Union, Hawking said that humanity’s best chances of survival as a species is to leave the only home they have ever known and start colonies on other planets.
He said, “We're all doomed. Unless we can figure out how to get the heck off this planet.”
Hawking stated the very obvious reasons such as nukes, robots, and climate change, global warming.
In a speech delivered, Hawking said, "Although the chance of a 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 speed at which the survey probe is happening is ramping up and NASA is busy in search of “goldilocks” which means an exoplanet that might help in sustaining the human life. In the meantime Elon Musk who is a Space X CEO has already placed his plans of colonizing Mars within the next century.
Irrespective of all the somberness, Hawking did end the speech with some optimistic notes. He said, "Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, wonder about what makes the universe exist."
He further added, "Be curious. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up."
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