Warning coming from a renown disabled Physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking said the only alternative left to save the world from complete extinction in the next 1000 years is to set up colonies in another safer planet.
According to Independent UK, Hawking who gave a speech at the University of Cambridge on Monday, November 3, said:
“The world must…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.”
The 74-year-old professor describing 2016 as a “glorious time to be alive and doing research into theoretical physics”. He envisioned that the universe has changed greatly in the last 50 years, hence the need for us to continue to plunge into cosmic research and go into space for the future of humanity.
Professor Hawking spoke about climate change and how it would become more and more difficult to mitigate our world from effects of climate change; that soon humans will lack lands to cultivate crops, our coasts will be disappearing, and the sea habitats will die due to the rapid rise in temperatures.
He is convinced that aliens lives among us and if they keep descending on earth and become aggressive, they’re likely to take advantage of our weakness. He said:
“I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone. But if the aliens are finding us, they will be vastly more powerful and may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria.”
Therefore the Physicist advised that just like children, we will have to learn to share as we face perilous times. He implored scholars and students to “look up to the stars and try to make sense of what dwells in the sky diamond; to wonder 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.”
Hawking also urged the youths never to give up.