Short Article: Hawking’s Weirdness Continued
August 12, 2010 4 Comments
Listen, Earthlings: Everythings going to be fine. All we have to do is survive another century or two without self-destructing as a species. Then well get off this rock, spread throughout space, and everything will be all right. If this is not your idea of optimism, then you are not Stephen Hawking. We are going to face various mountainous problems including overpopulation, global warming and cataclysmic problems. The biggest problem is, for sure, overpopulation and depleting resources. Imagine our planet after 50years where our planet would have been harboring nearly 11billion humans with very less natural resources. And, if you are accepting data the temperature would be increased by one or two degree cel. by that time. Not only global warming and overpopulations are problems but devasted ecosystem/biosphere also be a non renewable problem. Agreed, Hawking is correct about future crisis. Then, what are ultimate survival tactics? Fleeing into space? No way, we are far from being a starfaring civilization! We can’t engineer a wormhole, warp drive or anything like that. Negative energy is not discovered yet, making our future gloomy. We haven’t reached to the Mars yet, unless you believe in conspiracy theory. Lately, Stephen Hawking warned us about aliens saying that they could be nomads. I don’t know from where he is getting such ideas.
Is space colonization ultimate survival idea? No, it’s not! We are not advanced upto the extent where we could colonize space. Not from only technological point of view but also mentally. Establishing a colony in moon or mars is not so easy(not even impossible). There is another problem with moon or mars colonization and that is, low gravity. Can you change the gravity of these planets or will you establish O’Neill type colonies in martian region? I’ve already said that O’Neill type colonies are not appropriate for harboring 1billion peoples(and most of them will die during establishment of colonization).
Is it better to leave Earth after contaminating it? I don’t think so. We should try to make our planet green once again. It is far easier and better than fleeing of into space. Space is not good place to develop advanced civilization. Again, space colonization is not bad that much but it should be limited only for exploration and study not to develop civilization otherwise we would have to encounter many adverse effects.