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Stephen Hawking: ‘humans have only 100 years on Earth’

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Hawking also predicted that effects of climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics, and population growth has put the planet in an "increasingly precarious" position and they must look out for another option for survival, reported India.com.

Physicist Stephen Hawking predicted that human beings have only 100 years on planet Earth and suggested that they must populate another planet to ensure survival, considering the danger that lies ahead of the human race. The renowned physicist and cosmologist made the claims as part of the documentary titled Stephen Hawking: Expedition New Earth. Hawking also predicted that effects of climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics, and population growth has put the planet in an “increasingly precarious” position and they must look out for another option for survival.

The documentary will air on BBC in the summer. In the documentary, Hawking will test his theory that human race should populate another planet as the race will eliminate from the face of the Earth in the next 100 years. “While things look bleak, there is some hope,” according to Hawking. Hawking has repeatedly said that humans may lack the skills as a species to stay alive.
In February 2017, NASA had discovered seven Earth-like planets and the organisation had also speculated that the planets could support life.

For years, Stephen Hawking has warned the humankind of the dangers that lies ahead of it since the aggressive instincts of the humans doesn’t seem to end. He believes that our species will go extinct in next 100 years if we fail to find a new Earth. “We must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity,” Hawking said during a 2016 speech at Britain’s Oxford University Union.

“Taking in the latest advances in astronomy, biology and rocket technology, they travel the world in search of answers,” BBC’s website reads. “From the Atacama desert [in Chile] to the wilds of the North Pole, from plasma rockets to human hibernation, they discover a whole world of cutting edge research. The journey shows that Prof Hawking’s ambition isn’t as fantastical as it sounds – that science fact is closer to science fiction than we ever thought.”

For the documentary, Hawking has worked alongside Prof Danielle George, a teacher of radio frequency engineering at the University of Manchester, and Christophe Galfard, a student of Hawking’s, to explore the idea of travelling across the stars. The program is a push from BBC and The Open University towards science and technology programming being launched under the banner Tomorrow’s World.

“We’ve come together behind a simple, and very bold ambition – to equip all of us with the knowledge and understanding we need to make sense of our lives and the future,” Tony Hall, BBC’s director-general, said in a statement. “Whether it’s the rise of robotics or the demise of antibiotics, travelling to Mars or the arrival of 3D printed food, science is changing the world at an extraordinary pace.”

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