Hawking: Humans Must Colonize Other Planets

From CNN:

Humans must colonize planets in other solar systems traveling there using “Star Trek”-style propulsion or face extinction… “Sooner or later disasters such as an asteroid collision or a nuclear war could wipe us all out…but once we spread out into space and establish independent colonies, our future should be safe.”

As someone who believes that space exploration and extra-planetary colonization is not only our destiny, but a moral imperative, I’m glad to see that the world’s smartest man is taking a lead and lending his (robotic) voice to the chorus of those hoping to see the birth of a colony on the Moon, Mars, or the Asteroid Belt. Of course, the man is thinking much bigger than that, imploring the colonization of extra-Solar planets.

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  1. I’ll move as soon as space tickets get reasonable – say an amount less than five million dollars. Besides Florida is going to fall in the ocean after global warming kicks in, anyways. I’d like to move before that point. (gurgle, gurgle, gasp).

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