August 10, 2010
Everyone is talking about the Canadian Real-Estate market. Where is it going? Up? Down? Into the toilet?
Does it really matter???! According to Hawking, we must flee the Earth!
“I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space,” Hawking tells Big Think. “It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next hundred years, let alone the next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn’t have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let’s hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load.”
Oh yeah, and Hawking says that he is an optimist! YIKES!
So, seeing as one-way or another, Earth will become uninhabitable for mankind, we must start thinking of alternatives.
“The nearest star [to Earth] is Proxima Centauri which is 4.2 light years away,” says University of Michigan astrophysicist Katherine Freese, “That means that, if you were traveling at the speed of light the whole time, it would take 4.2 years to get there.” But, we can’t even travel at the speed of light yet. Ugh!
Where does this leave BuzzBuzzHome?? I have no idea… keep an eye out for BuzzBuzzSpace.