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We only have 1,000 years left on planet Earth, according to Hawking

Science continues to warn of the danger we run of continuing to pollute the planet at the rate we do. According to leading scientists from the four corners of the planet, we are about to start a mass extinction of species, among other environmental dramas that will end up causing the extinction of ours.


Beware of aliens

The online movie entitled “Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places”, broadcast by Curiosity Stream, gives us clues on where to start looking. In the film, the British genius has continued to affirm that there are extraterrestrial civilizations , although they do not have the form of humanoids, much less does he believe that there are UFOs, as we represent them, in the form of flying saucers.

It does believe in other life forms. They are not similar to ours, since we are a sum of coincidences, and our DNA is the result of these, but the laws of physics do exist, and in the same way that they derived in life forms like the ones we know, they could have done the same. own creating different ones.

Thus, in the film he makes a special imaginary journey. Visit your favorite places in the Universe, stopping to explore the exoplanet Gliese 832c, 16 light years away.

He considers that there could be some form of advanced life in it, although he doubts that we could establish communication with those supposed extraterrestrials . And, in any case, he is increasingly convinced that we are not alone:

As I get older, I am more convinced than ever that we are not alone. And now, after a lifetime of questions, I am helping lead a new global effort to find them.

Finding them you think is possible, but do not communicate with them. Moreover, it considers it very dangerous to do so. His explanations, from here on, are perfect for writing a horror movie script.

Without losing your logic, you may go too far. Or maybe not. Each one must judge whether he is within the possible or the impossible. Specifically, Hawking warns that efforts to establish possible contact with aliens could get out of hand and lead to our destruction.

Hawking gives an example of the risk we run the SETI project, aimed at the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Specifically, the Breakthrough Listen program will look for signs of alien life in more than a million nearby stars, and this could result in a dramatic outcome. This is how the scientist explains it:

If one day we receive a signal from a planet like Gliese 832c, we must be very careful not to respond. If we do, they could be much more powerful than us and will give us the value that we place on bacteria.

Above all, Hawking fears that there are aliens much more advanced than us because they live around a red dwarf (a small and relatively cold star) of great age, so that they could be billions of years ahead of us.

This is what he fears could happen to the planet Gliese 832c, which, in his opinion, would probably be a more dangerous civilization than we could imagine.

Do not throw in the towel, the key

Hawking stressed the importance of not giving up on our spatial quest to find a new home in a recent lecture delivered at the University of Oxford in Great Britain.

“We have to continue to go into space for the future of humanity . I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without having to escape beyond our fragile planet,” he said in his speech.

The key to achieving it? Do not give up. “As difficult as it may seem, there will always be something that can be done. The important thing is not to give up.”

And finally, the million dollar question about the future of the planet: When will it happen? The scientist does not have a concrete answer, if we seek to specify a year, not even refining roughly, but he does consider that there is no more firewood than burns, and based on this he affirms:

Although the possibility of a disaster for planet Earth in a given year can be quite low, it accumulates over time and becomes an almost total certainty in the next 1,000 to 10,000 years.

By then, we should have colonized space. Only then “a disaster on Earth would not be the end of the human race.” A possible human reaction to save the planet remains in the pipeline, from now on. Hawking doesn’t think it’s possible.


There are many studies that simply consider that it is a matter of time before this happens. A countdown for which we must be prepared, as advised by Stephen Hawking, the famous astrophysicist .

His proposal is clear: the only option humanity will have then will be to go outside. That is to say, colonize other planets, and it is necessary to do it as soon as possible, because in his opinion the end of the world is also approaching by leaps and bounds .

According to his calculations, the next millennium could be one of mass extinction , so the only way to prevent humanity from disappearing is necessary to have a plan but, rather, an alternative planet as the only hope.

Colonizing other planets will be forced for the next generations, a journey with no possible return, since a planet is left behind that will not allow it to do so because it is basically a wasteland, suffering constant extreme events, in addition to the usual thaw as a result of climate change.

A very clear idea, which proposes a rather science fiction solution . At least that’s how it is today. However, Stephyen Hawkin believes that it is urgent to get moving to advance in this regard, until it is possible.

Maria Anderson

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