Stephen Hawking: Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years

Leaving Earth

Professor Stephen Hawking isn’t afraid to state his opinion bluntly and honestly. He has publicly expressed his fears about the future of artificial intelligence (AI), the need for a new Space Age, the serious realities of global warming, how we might reach another Solar System, and that, as a species, humans must leave Earth in order to survive.Hawking has previously stated that our time on Earth is limited to 100 years, after originally estimating 1,000 years. But, in a new announcement in a video presentation this past Sunday, November 5th at the Tencent Web Summit in Beijing, he gave the human species less than 600 years before we will need to leave Earth, according to the British newspaper The Sun.Earlier in the year, Hawking said that: “We are running out of space and the only places to go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems. Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth.”A major concern of Hawking, and others, is that climate change is already causing rapid sea level rise. It is possible that, if this progression isn’t diminished by a cut in emissions, a significant percentage of what is currently land will be under water. (This is, of course, in addition to the other life-threatening effects of climate change.) Additionally, as this continues, populations are set to continue increasing, which could have disastrous consequences. Hawking is confident that within the next few hundred years, Earth will no longer be a habitable option for humans.

Hawking’s Doomsday

This hypothetical day when humans will supposedly have to leave Earth has been likened to a “Doomsday.” Hawking has asserted multiple timelines for this eventual moment, but he is certain that, at some point, we will have to find a new home.With ongoing projects by NASA, SpaceX, and both private and government agencies around the globe, it is likely that within the next few decades we will land humans on Mars. And, between proposals to terraform Mars and innovative designs like those from the Mars City Design competitions, it is possible that, if humans must leave earth, the red planet could one day be our alternate home.In addition to efforts to reach Mars, Hawking helped to launch the Breakthrough Initiatives, a series of projects seeking to probe “the big questions of life in the Universe,” including finding and communicating with extraterrestrial life. One of these initiatives is Breakthrough Starshot, which will send nanocraft to Alpha Centauri, our closest star, in an effort to better understand life in the Universe. This technological platform could also allow us to find faster and better ways to travel to other planets. After all, if Hawking is right, the International Space Station (ISS) isn’t big enough to house the billions of people who currently reside on planet Earth.The post Stephen Hawking: Humans Must Leave Earth Within 600 Years appeared first on Futurism.

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  • HAHA.. what a Masonic order article. Where exactly will humanity go. Earth is our home. I hear the annunaki landed here and humanity was here first on this planet. However, I hear in the bible that 144,000 of the special elite plan on escaping to the moon. Where are we suppose to run to? Saturn? How about your secret technology: voice to skull, synthetic telepathy, remote neural monitoring and oh yeah.. jump room technology. How is traveling to another planet going to solve the problems we have on the earth? We have pedophilia, money laundering, human trafficking, drugs, violence, schooling, medical, veteran, and most of it all war. How is that uranium deal coming along. I hear that the bunny ranch is full of uranium/gold and that was a land grab by the BLM. HM>>>> Oh yeah.. get rid of the humans, right. NOT. Terra form Mars? Sounds like there are people there already. People, your home is here. Running off and listening to some scientist telling you something is wrong with you and the planet is really foolish. You are in the age of Kaliyuga where the elite and doing agenda 21. So, get a grip and challenge articles like this. Don’t run. Stand.

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