Stephen Hawking predicts end-of-Earth scenario

  • metta

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    Apr 13, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    Stephen Hawking predicts end-of-Earth scenario
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    Apr 14, 2013 1:19 PM GMT
    Is he saying that conditions here will become more hostile to life than space or is he saying that we should put more resources into space exploration than we should into fixing Earth?
  • carew28

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    Apr 14, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    He's always been known for theoretical, rather than practical, physics. But his political advocacy, as far as it goes, has been pretty practical. I think that what he's saying is that at some point in the far, far future, Earth will no longer sustain life, and that this is partly due to humanity's failure to take care of it. I think he's advocating for increased resources for space exploration, as well as increased resources for fixing Earth's problems. It's hard to reach a balance on this.