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.