Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hawking: If we survive the next 200 years, we should be OK





"I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space," said Hawking, who is almost completely paralyzed by the illness ALS.

"It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next 100 years, let alone 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."

(Via The Keyhoe Report.)


It's nothing Hawking hasn't said before, but I think it bears repeating.

6 comments:

dad2059 said...

Yep, Hawking is preaching to the choir here, but like you said Mac, it needs repeating.

Especially now in this atmosphere of financial fear gripping the planet.

Fear is a powerful enemy to overcome.

Chris Wren said...

It definitely bears repeating, since the idea that human space travel is pointless and infeasible has become almost axiomatic in certain scifi circles.

Anonymous said...

This is off topic:

Mac has that graphic up the top of the blog always had your face peering through that door? Ive never noticed it before.

I really like that idea BTW. Its like this blog is a doorway into your thoughts.

Mac said...

Mac has that graphic up the top of the blog always had your face peering through that door? Ive never noticed it before.

You noticed! The masthead is ever-changing. Keep watching for more permutations . . .

I really like that idea BTW. Its like this blog is a doorway into your thoughts.

I'm pretty sure that's what the artist, Dia Sobin, had in mind when she did the mastheads.

I'll let her know you noticed!

Anonymous said...

hahaha cool idea. I knew I wasnt going crazy.

I think it would be cool if you could have a gif animation of the ddor opening and you peering through like that. However - if its possible - the gif only loads when the masthead has been on the screen for say 5 secs.

That way it only animates when people are looking at the graphic.

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