Stephen Hawking says humans won't last another 1,000 years on Earth

Stephen Hawking Says Humans Won't Last Another 1,000 Years On Earth



Celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking recently spoke, via hologram, to a very excited audience in Sydney, Australia.

He reveals that he doesn't believe humans will make it through another millennium on Earth.

Hawking says our long-term survival relies greatly on finding another planet to live on, because Earth is too fragile to support us for much longer.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Professor Stephen Hawking attends the UK Premiere of 'The Theory Of Everything' at Odeon Leicester Square on December 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: The world's best know scientist Professor Stephen Hawking takes VisitLondon.com's Official Guest of Honour Adaeze Uyanwah on a personal guided tour of his favourite places in the city's famous Science Museum on February 18, 2015 in London, England. On the tour Professor Hawking said he was pleased to lend his synthesised 'voice' to actor Eddie Redmayne for his Oscar-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything but added ' unfortunatley Eddie did not inherit my good looks.' (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for London & Partners)
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking poses for a picture ahead of a gala screening of the documentary film 'Hawking', a film about his life, at the opening night of the Cambridge Film Festival in Cambridge, eastern England on September 19, 2013. Hawking tells the extraordinary tale of how he overcame severe disability to become the most famous living scientist in a new documentary film premiered in Britain. (Photo credit: ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hawking has expressed this belief in the past, and largely attributes the inevitable demise of the planet to the destructive ways of humans. He specifically mentioned war, resource depletion and overpopulation.

In 2010, Hawking warned, "Our only chance of long-term survival is not to remain inward looking on planet Earth but to spread out into space."

However, based on his response to a question from the Sydney crowd, there's another source of hope for mankind – alternate planes of existence.

When asked how he felt about Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, he replied, "It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another, different universe. And, in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction."

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