Stephen Hawking managed to introduce into scientific world revolutionary knowledge about general relativity, black holes, and gravitational singularity. As of recently, he expressed his views on the future of humankind. To his mind, it is imperative for humanity to conquer space and move on other planets in around 100 years. This next level in the evolution of our society is a method to avoid extinction.
Hawking Expands on His Ideas on How Humanity Can Conquer Space in a Summer BBC Documentary
Hawking becomes once more a science ambassador by appearing in a fresh documentary entitled Expedition New Earth. The theme of this production revolves around existential risks such as overpopulation, asteroid impact, global warming, and epidemics. The controversial documentary will appear this summer. It is going to be just one episode of BBC’s science season called Tomorrow’s World.
Over this episode, the audience will travel through notions of biology, astronomy, and even rocket technology to discover how a human society would be possible on Mars. This complex and lengthy journey implies modern approaches such as human hibernation and plasma rockets. To reach a conclusion, Hawking invited for debate one of his former students, Christophe Galfard, and engineering expert Professor Danielle George.
The Moon Can Act As A Primary Station to Other Planets
The upcoming documentary will make it appear as if modern science is not so different from science fiction. The idea of a Mars colonization isn’t new anymore either. In 2008, Hawking expressed his urge to humankind to inhabit even the Moon as soon as possible to have at least a second home.
The moon could be a base for travel to the rest of the solar system.”
Hawking sees people’s reliance on Earth as a too big of vulnerability. If something happens to this planet, which is only just a small dot in the Universe, that would mean the end of a one of a kind, intelligent species. As soon as people become an interplanetary race, the human legacy can survive.
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