Stephen Hawking: mankind has no future if it does not escape from Earth
Hawking has been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for yearsóre leading to paralysis of almost his entire body. However, this does not prevent it from actively participating in the public debate on the condition of humanity. During his recent lecture at Oxford University, the scientist admitted that he has concerns about the future of humanity.
– Humanity’s greatest recent achievements in cosmology have been made in space, where we have access to uninterrupted and unobstructedóview of the entire Universe. But we must continue to developój flightóin space for the benefit of humanity – Hawking said. – I don’t think we will survive the next 1000 years without escaping our fragile planet. Mankind has no future if it doesn’t – he added.
According to him, we won’t survive another 1000 years on Earth. Headóand the dangers that theóre calculated by the scientist are the risks associated with the sudden deterioration of the political situation in the world, whichóThe solution is to develop the space program, which has been in development for a long timeóand the researchers will lose control. Hawking also included among the threats related to artificial intelligence.
The solution is to develop a space program thatóry may be the only salvation for humanity. He also appealed for greater interest in space flights.
– A lot has changed in our view of the Universe around us in the last 50 years, and I am happy to have had a hand in thatój small contribution. The fact that we humans, who until recently have been searching for elementary particles, may be so close to understanding the laws that govern us and the Universe around us. This is a great achievement. Perhaps in the future we will be able to use gravitational waves to look back to the Big Bang – by Stephen Hawking.