Did you hear the stories about the human species existence on the Earth or the end of a mundane era? Maybe yes. Recently a well-known British astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking have made similar stories or predictions in his new documentary “Expedition New Earth” which is part of the BBC’s new science season “Tomorrow’s World” that was originally shown on the BBC 38 years ago. Stephen Hawking thinks that humans must leave Earth and colonise another planet within 100 years if we want to survive, considering the dangers that lie ahead of us.
“Expedition New Earth” is the latest in a series of warnings from Prof Stephen Hawking, a leading theoretical physicist and author of A Brief History of Time. Previously, he also claimed that artificial intelligence (AI) could bring about our demise as automation machines rise up and overtake us in the evolutionary race. The renowned English theoretical physicist believes that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as asteroid strikes, global warming, nuclear war, epidemics, increasing population and climate change, according to the Telegraph.
In this documentary, Prof Hawking and his former student Christophe Galfard will travel the world to find out how humans could survive in outer space. In the series, Stephen Hawking claims that time is running out for the Earth and humanity will need to leave the planet for its existence. This documentary will be broadcasted on BBC this summer in World science season.
Last November, Mr Hawking made a chilling speech at Oxford University, where he said that chances of the disaster of the earth are very low. He had told that such event on earth might arrive in the next 1,000 or 10,000 years. During this period the humans should need to colonise another planet other star. Professor had also warned that the aggressive instincts of humans, coupled with the fast pace of growth in artificial intelligence (AI)/technology may destroy human existence all by nuclear or biological war, adding that only a “world government” may prevent this forthcoming black destiny.
“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”
“Although the chance of disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next 1,000 or 10,000 years…. By that time, we should have spread out into space and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.”