Looks like super-smart guy Stephen Hawking just predicted the end of the world. Yes, you heard it right! Hawking sees the impending endgame peaking its head over the horizon. This world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist says he has a good sense of when this fragile blue and green planet of ours will become a lifeless shape in the cosmos.
This mega-star in the science world has made bold predictions in the past. Last year, he suggested that the human race will be absolutely screwed if and when we are discovered by aliens. Hawking also predicted that humans will likely be extinct within the next 100 years, and it will be our own undoing. All these predictions come across as grave warnings to humanity. Reading these predictions can get you thinking about the need for change. We seriously need to change our ways in order to survive as a species. We need to look to the future of space exploration and stop being so wasteful when it comes to our resources, especially fossil fuels which impact our environment. We can’t be a species that is constantly at each others’ throats or we will end up becoming our own worst enemies. Hawking felt that even our technological developments will eventually lead to our downfall. He predicted that our species will most likely come to an end by either nuclear war, catastrophic global warming, or genetically engineered viruses.
Now, Stephen Hawking has laid out his exact prediction for the end of our planet. According to the New York Post, Hawking believes that Earth’s survival in this solar system is threatened. “I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” Hawking said Tuesday, as he lectured students at Britain’s Oxford University Union.
At the conclusion of his speech, the 74-year-old Hawking lent some words of encouragement to the students of Oxford. He told them to “stay curious” and to “look up to the stars and not down at your feet.”
Hey, Stephen, most people are looking up to the stars, anyway! There has been a supermoon out there lately, if you haven’t heard. Nevertheless, Hawking’s words should be taken very seriously by students, scientists and just about every member of the community. We need to find a way to move past a fragile and vulnerable world and break off into the limitless possibilities of outer-space. And according to Hawking, we’ll most likely have plenty of obstacles to contend with, whether it’s with the threat of nuclear or alien annihilation or just the threat of an unprepared species facing the struggle of survival.