Leading theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, has once again reminded about the need to find another place to live for humans, since he believes that humanity’s time on earth is fast running out. While speaking at the Starmus Festival, Hawking said that humanity should be in a position to leave planet earth in the next 200 – 500 years. Speaking his mind, Hawking said, “We are running out of space, and the only place we can go to are other worlds. It is time to explore other solar systems. Spreading out may be the only thing that saves us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans need to leave Earth.”
Hawking said that the first step to humanity’s cosmic travel would be to setup a settlement on Moon. From there, humanity can then make journeys to Mars and beyond. Hawking stressed on the need to leave earth by saying that our planet is facing a wide variety of threats, so much so that it’s now impossible to imagine a long future for the planet. Resources are getting scarcer, climate change is rapidly affecting world countries and even human conflict has increased manifold in recent times, Hawking said.