We Only Have 1000 Years Left On Earth, Stephen Hawking Warns

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How much time does the human race have left on Earth? Not more than 1000 years, Stephen Hawking says.

We always knew that we had a limited time to live the way that we live on this Earth. According to one of the world’s top physicists, Stephen Hawking, our societies may only have around 1000 years left on this Earth.

He suggests that the only thing to save us from extinction is to create colonies on other planets in a hope to find ways of sustaining our humanity.

Hawking has never been silent over his concerns about our humanity and the way that we live.

More recently, he has publicly stated that we must aim to “spread out into space and to other stars so that disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.” Hawking acknowledges the difficulty of creating a self-sustaining colony on a planet such as Mars but expresses that it is of vital importance to keep developing technologies to make it a possible reality.

Last year Hawking was part of a coalition with Elon Musk, owner of aerospace firm SpaceX, and over 20,000 researchers that pushed for a ban on autonomous weapons and began a new focus on Artificial Intelligence that could benefit society, and possibly reach human capability levels.

However, this raises much more issues than just how human life will spread across the solar system. As we begin to break down the walls of AI constraints, we open the doors for them to reach the abilities and thought processes of humans and inflict a potential danger towards human kind.

These AI creations could potentially have more intelligence than us, and almost definitely more strength, and this has terrifying implications should AI technology decide to turn.

Not only do we have a threat from the technology that we are creating ourselves, Hawking has always stated that he fundamentally believes that we are not alone in the solar system and that there is always a chance of running into an alien species that may not be so happy to meet us.

These are all years away from fruition, but it is a fascinating thought that these may not be particularly ridiculous claims and theories.

We may not be alive to see these proposals come to fruition, it is particularly important that we continue to fight for the survival of the human race so that our descendants can continue on our legacy.

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Francesca F.

Francesca is a freelance writer currently studying a degree in Law and Philosophy. She has written for several blogs in a range of subjects across Lifestyle, Relationships and Health and Fitness. Her main pursuits are learning new innovative ways of keeping fit and healthy, as well as broadening her knowledge in as many areas as possible in order to achieve success.

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  1. Frenz Dela Cruz February 10, 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

    I know that is not beyond impossible. But i have a great hope that humanity can create technology to preserve the specie of human race not only in this planet but also in other part of universe.

  2. Jonathan April 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    I Want to be honest humans are stupid we take everything thats given to us for granted and saying that is true but i will not lose hope in humanity as a whole to change our ways and saving the world thank you for listening to my very short comment.

  3. Susan July 8, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Why would human be allowed to colonize and destroy another planet? I like to think that our behavior on and destruction of, what was essentially Eden, will prevent this current model of humanity from taking over another planet. At the same time I also want to believe we can evolve to coexist with other lives. We limit our understanding of how it all works by approaching through ego.

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We Only Have 1000 Years Left On Earth, Stephen Hawking Warns