One of the most brilliant people to have ever lived on Earth, Professor Stephen Hawking, was speaking at the Oxford Union earlier this week. During his speech, he said,
“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.”
The acclaimed theoretical physicist believes that life on our ‘fragile planet’ is at a risk of diminishing by a massive disaster, such as an unprepared nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or the growing threat that is artificial intelligence.
Stephen Hawking: We must continue exploring space in order to improve our knowledge of humanity. We must go beyond our humble planet.
— Oxford Union (@OxfordUnion) November 14, 2016
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He encouraged people to take more interest in space sciences, to travel to space, and explore for resources of life on other planets. He claims that “we must go beyond our humble planet” for the future of humanity.
At the talk, he gave an hour-long speech explaining the history of human being’s understanding of the origin of the universe from primeval creation myths to the theories like M-theory.
He stated, “Perhaps one day we will be able to use gravitational waves to look back into the heart of the Big Bang”