Hawking To Earth: Prepare To Depart The Planet

Posted: August 9, 2010 in Michael Rennie, Space Travel, The Day The Earth Stood Still

While Michael Rennie was there the day the earth stood still and he told us where to stand, Stephen Hawking has another take: abandon the planet.

Life ending nuclear war, global warming, and the sun’s expansion all strike Hawking as good reasons to look towards places other than earth as possible future destinations.

On the other hand, there are those who think the earth will be pretty tough to destroy.

An alternative would be to develop methods that are capable of taking each person’s consciousness and put it into an android, which would give us a lot better chance of surviving the space radiation associated with the 50,000 year ride (using current technologies) to the nearest star.

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