Humans won’t survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

Humans won’t survive another 1,000 years on Earth: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, the world's most celebrated astrophysicist, has issued a call for humans to continue to explore the space to ensure a future for humanity.

While delivering a lecture on "The Universe & the Origins of Humans" at the Oxford Union debating society, Hawking predicted that humans will likely not be able survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond the boundaries of earth.

Speaking on the topic, Hawking said, "I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet … Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet."

He suggested humans to be curious and never give up even if life seems difficult because there is always something that one can do and succeed at. However, he admitted that humans face a number of challenges, including climate change and overtaxed food production and overpopulation.

The renowned astrophysicist warned that the forces of individualism and isolationism must be thwarted because the forces driven by narrow definition of wealth and culture would make the long-term outlook for our species pessimistic.

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