Will humanity survive the next 1,000 years? | The Tylt

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Will humanity survive the next 1,000 years?
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Actual genius Stephen Hawking doubts humanity will survive the next 1,000 years. And here we are, just starting to get our groove on! Nuclear war, climate change, super bugs, there's a number of ways we could screw this up. On the other hand, Hawking was specific that we can't survive "without escaping beyond our fragile planet." But we're talking about 1,000 years! We'll definitely figure out space travel by then. All is well, let's watch some Netflix! What do you think? Vote below! 🚀

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The highlights from Stephen Hawking's speech:

“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.... We must continue to go into space for the future of humanity.... Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.... Try to make sense of what you see, wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. However difficult life may seem, here is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up."
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The year is 2016 and it's three minutes to midnight. The "Doomsday Clock" is metaphor used by science leaders and policy makers on subjects that determine our very survival. The closer it gets to midnight, the closer we are to imminent destruction. In 1991 we were 17 minutes away from midnight. At this rate, we won't survive 1,000 years.

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About 70,000 years ago the human population hit a bottleneck. The total population of humanity less than 30,000 individuals. We survived. That's what we do. 

One-thousand years is a long time to figure things out. Think about people like Elon Musk. In one generation we could end up with solar powered homes and vehicles. Global warming, take that one off the list! Oh and he might also be instrumental in sending people to Mars. 

Nobody is saying it'll be easy, but these are challenges we can overcome.

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Never underestimate the power of human imagination and ingenuity. At our current rate of advancement, we will have A.I. that will solve problems that seem impossible today.

We have a long way yet to go.

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It is the folly of every great generation to assume they are the last. Stephen Hawking can join the club.

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Yeah, but this time we've got real science telling us we're screwed. This is a measurement of global ice area. That red line that is obviously low. That's 2016, the greatest year ever!

FINAL RESULTS
Will humanity survive the next 1,000 years?
#HumanityWillThrive
A festive crown for the winner
#HumanityIsDoomed
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