We Only Have 1000 Years to Live on Earth – Here’s Why

Professor Stephen Hawking says that we only have a thousand years to live on this earth.


When we think about leaving the Earth in a big spaceship, we think about achieving such a goal in the next three or four thousand years. However, these numbers differ to the logic of Stephen William Hawking. According to the Director of Research for the department of the Centre of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, our days on planet Earth are limited, and that we must find a new planet to migrate too before our time’s up.

At the Oxford Union, which is a debating society at the University of Oxford, Hawking spoke about how we humans have a time frame of nearly a thousand years left on this Earth before the extinction of our entire race occurs. And this isn’t the first time Hawking has said something like this.

In previous years of his academic career, Hawking mentioned several times about the ill-fated destiny of mankind, and how it will end on Earth with the growing number of nuclear weapons and global warming; he seems certain about Earth’s destruction with Mother Nature eventually striking back.

Image Source: Google Image – President of the United States Barack Obama talks with Stephen Hawking in the Blue Room of the White House before a ceremony presenting him and 15 others with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Over the last few years, Hawking has also spoken about Artificial Intelligence ending humanity. Moreover, he says the only way to survive our mess is to find another liveable planet.

“But we should also carry on and go into space for the future of mankind, I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” said the celebrated scientist. “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. However, difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

Image Source: Google Image – Kepler’s search volume, in the context of the Milky Way.

To add a few positives here, NASA did send a spacecraft named the Kepler seven years ago, and its mission was simple: to search for nearby stars and solar systems that host the same liveable conditions offered on our planet. Experts have discovered a place with the right conditions and the environment for human life to exist. And that area is called the Goldilocks Zone because the space environment and solar system is similar to ours. However, scientists are still finding new things out about the planets and the stars in the Goldilocks Zone.

Source: IFL Science, CNN, Independent

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  1. Backed by the resources and technology of nations, some few humans might be able to make it to another planet… IF one that is habitable, or can be made so, is found relatively nearby in this galaxy. As we are seeing from confronting the difficulties of just visiting Mars, right here in our own Solar System, the task would be enormous, and require technologies that do not yet exist. And getting there is only the first step to establishing a viable human settlement. We have no idea what hazards might be confronted in the unknown time… 20 years? 50 years? a century? … it would take to reach this theoretical place, much less whether survival there would ultimately be possible. Migration is not a plausible answer… better to take care of the one planet we know can support human life.

  2. far free intentional instinct directional senses of animals that have special senses like ecolocation and far reach smelling and vision, they are peaceful, free and natural and pure… it is ESP like… means that every being should be in their original habitat and nature… means every being should be free all times because where and when fits one fits all in the way for one sense to be free in own habitat and nature or even all habitats and natures means that every being should be at the origin preserved and protected at the origin, so every other being can coexist in their most original form with the senses they can have because everything is nature and nature of others is reflected in yourselves inside out…

    energy and consciousness comes from nature energy forms they are like liquid fluid of life and material world comes from not sustainable forces and bogus energies with more intention than form and identity… every being by gift of birth has the special connection and instinct to live in coherence with energy and nature… if no nature exists or habitat, no being can be sustained alive in their most original and strong form… the forces of being and nature are as strong as u are and the other way around…

    everything lives for one another, so all should exist in an equilibrium guided by the seeds of the universe. how your image would exist without the image of equals, similar, close, different or even other types kinds and species…

    everyone has to be able to be independent to survive at the most basic levels of survival, or else doesn’t exist a life, a being, nature, a natural habitat… and thus also freedom

  3. the freedom of image and senses and dreams of one is as equal as all others at the same time, when one forces it, then that identity and being will not probably understand freedom, image and dreams anymore

  4. purity of form and energy is as it is… beings and natures are free natural and pure and they all share the same ideology of purity and freedom…

    so earth’s original nature habitat and energy should be preserved protected and healed…

    have u tried to heal earth with the right intention and success rate to say or determine it is possible or otherwise?

  5. the path of one self being can be 1 billion years length and objective and direction, that is destiny and fate, pure energy or misunderstanding it… if humanity has like 200 thousand years and energy is thought everyday, why not healing the path of identity being and one self right now??? the path of the one… go to the pure energy way you will find purpose and a healing path go not purely and with forcing wrong ideologies and you will find only obstacles…

  6. interestingly enough our first radio broadcasts are about 125 lightyears away. At scale, that´s not even the little circle shown in that picture.

  7. Ah but who decides who goes? You think these arseholes who are really pulling the strings will just let scientists alone go? Also who pays for all this…


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