Stephen Hawking has already predicted the end of the world in 1000 years. Last Nov. 15, the 74-year old spoke at Oxford University Union in U.K. He said that humanity only has a millennium to live before the destruction of planet Earth. He added that the planet is already fragile and for us to survive, we must continue searching through space and find a new planet for the future of mankind.
The prediction of Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists next to Einstein, is a wake up call to everyone. He expressed his deep concern for humanity and planet Earth. The prediction about the end of the world has facts grounded in real science.
In January, he mentioned that technology will eventually cause Earth inevitable catastrophe. He added that the human race has survived threats from nuclear war, global warming to deadly modified viruses, but the impending greater disaster is more likely to happen in the future because of the continuous progress of technology. However, such catastrophes will not lead to the extinction of humankind if we are able to find and colonize additional planets.
Search for Other Earth-like Planets Might Help Humanity Survive the End of the World
The physicist said in his speech that escaping the Earth is the only way for us to survive. He added that if we keep on searching into space for other habitable planets, the destruction of Earth will not mean the end for humanity.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been conducting research for Earth-like planets that can support life since 2009. They have discovered and confirmed more than 2,000 planets and over 4,500 planets are still waiting to be discovered.
Stephen Hawking was born in 1942, and at a young age became renowned as one of science’s brilliant minds. Besides this recent theory about the end of the world, he is also credited for the Hawking radiation; a prediction positing that black holes emit radiation. The phenomenon is then named after him.
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