Earth will turn into fireball by 2600: Stephen Hawking

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  1. Tactical Frog

    Tactical Frog Regular Member

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    Beijing: British physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the human race will perish on earth as growing population and massive power consumption would turn the planet into a sizzling fireball in less than 600 years.

    To ensure the survival of our species for another million years, humans must “boldly go where no one has gone before,” Hawking said. Our planet will turn into a ball of fire because of our soaring energy consumption as the population soars, the world renowned scientist said in a video appearance at the Tencent WE Summit in Beijing.

    Hawking appealed to investors to back his plans to travel to the closest star outside the solar system, with the hope that a habitable planet might be orbiting it, The Sun reported. Alpha Centauri is one of the closest stars to our solar system, located four billion light-years away.

    Scientists believe that it may host planets that could foster life, just like earth. Hawking is backing Breakthrough Starshot, a venture to reach this system within two decades using a tiny aircraft that could travel at the speed of light. “Such a system could reach Mars in less than an hour, or reach Pluto in days, pass Voyager in under a week and reach Alpha Centauri in just over 20 years,” said Hawking.

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    I would rather like Hawking luring investors to invest in solar energy than in interstellar travel. But I respect the man and he must have serious reasons of being so pessimist.
     
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  3. Kay

    Kay Regular Member

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    Good riddance...
    :eric:

    30 effing chars
     
  4. sthf

    sthf Senior Member Senior Member

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    I call bullshit on this one. Population will cease growing around 2060-70 (being generous here) and will reduce after that. Energy consumption will grow manifold but polluting sources like thermal power plants are already dying.

    With more tech breakthroughs in desalinization, water crisis would be handled.

    Above all, I don't think this world will be lucky enough to see the next century let alone 27th.
     
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  5. Bhumihar

    Bhumihar Jako Rakhe Saiyan Mar Sake Na Koi Senior Member

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    By 2600 we will be in a different galaxy fighting all kind of aliens and shit.

    All aboard ISROs ISF Narendra Modi(Indian Space Force)
    Here's a pic of the Majestic ship

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    pankaj nema Senior Member Senior Member

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    When all the Mineral resources run out we will go back to Stone Age
     
  7. Dark Sorrow

    Dark Sorrow Respected Member Senior Member

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    Or we will find a new place to extract mineral resources.
     

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