Professor Stephan Hawking has warned that mankind will not make it through another 1000 years on Earth, warning that we must ‘escape beyond our fragile planet’. The world-renowned theoretical physicist believes life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being catastrophically wiped from existence. Among a couple of possible scenarios, there’s nuclear war a genetically engineered virus or, for the likes of many others, a revolution in artificial Intelligence.
Not long ago Professor Hawking warned that new developments in science and technology are also creating ‘new ways things can go wrong.’
Furthermore, Professor Hawking believes we will not manage to establish self-sustaining colonies on Mars in another 100 years, one of the main reasons why mankind must be extremely careful and not bring destruction upon civilization.
During a speech, Stephen Hawking warned people to take more interest in space exploration saying that we must travel to the stars in order to ensure the existence of the human race.
After promoting the idea of interplanetary travel, Professor Hawking received a standing ovation at the Oxford University Union.
During the conversation, Stephen Hawking discussed for one hour the turbulent history of humanity and our understanding of the origin of the universe, ranging from primordial creation myths to the most cutting edge predictions made by ‘M-Theory.’
Speaking to the audience Professor Hawking said:
“Our picture of the universe has changed a great deal in the last 50 years, and I am happy if I have made a small contribution,“ he continued. ”The fact that we humans, who are ourselves mere fundamental particles of nature, have been able to come this close to understanding the laws that govern us and the universe is certainly a triumph.”
Furthermore, Professor Hawking said that: “We will map the position of millions of galaxies with the help of [super] computers like Cosmos. We will better understand our place in the universe. Perhaps one day we will be able to use gravitational waves to look right back into the heart of the Big Bang. But we must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity. I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”
Professor Hawking concluded:
“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. 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.”
Recently, in his online series called Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places Professor Hawking warned about seeking out alien life in the universe. “I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone.” However, the scientist warns humanity must STOP trying to contact aliens for our own good.”
According to Hawking, the fact that we are reaching out to our ‘cosmic neighbors’ could put humanity in a very dangerous situation. However, the REALLY bad news is that we’ve already been signaling our location in the universe for YEARS.
So it seems that if we don’t bring destruction upon our civilizations, it seems that Professor Hawking believes aliens might.