Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has made yet another doomsday prediction, warning us that we should leave this planet within the next 100 years if we want the human race to survive.
At a Starmus Festival in Norway, Hawking explained that with the overcrowding of our planet and the constant damage we are causing to our environment, it will not be long before we suffer the consequences which could mean the end of the human race.
“Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth,” he explained, adding that while Columbus had a New World to discover in 1492, the reality of our world is one which does not involve a Utopia around the corner.
It hasn’t been the first time that he has urged that humans should become multiplanetary species, but his previous predictions on how much time we have left were much looser – 1000 years.
Now, however, he explains that due to the alarming rate of draining of the physical resources, climate change, rising temperatures, reduction of the polar ice caps, the decimation of animal species, and deforestation, it won’t be more than 100 years that we will finally meet our end.
He has been known for warning against alien contact, AI, and other dangers which could mean a potential end of humanity. However, this reality is the one we are inflicting upon ourselves.
“We are running out of space and the only places to go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems,” explains Hawking with the hope that we will quickly start looking for options on how to migrate to habitable planets that can harbor a new beginning for the human race.
Source: Business Insider