Hawking: it’s time to get off planet Earth

Posted by on Saturday, June 24, 2017
Hawking and his daughter Lucy on stage at a presentation
Stephen Hawking, who has been no stranger to bold statements has made another.

Hawking says that in the next 100 years we need to colonize Mars and other planets. If we don’t, we may not survive climate change, disease, and other versions of our demise.

“Unlike Donald Trump, who may just have taken the most serious and wrong decision on climate this world has seen, I am arguing for the future of humanity and a long-term strategy to achieve this,” Hawking said.

“We have given our planet the disastrous gift of climate change ... When we we have reached similar crises there has usually been somewhere else to colonize ... But there is no new world, no utopia around the corner,” he said. “We are running out of space, and the only places to go to are other worlds.”

Hawking has some goals to guide us, we need to bring the cost of spaceflight down dramatically. Develop new technology to launch us farther and faster into space. Also discover new planets more habitable than the ones we already know about.

The Team

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