Very bad news for all of us: We will not survive another 1,000 years on Earth, says Stephen Hawking. One of the most brilliant minds warns that ‘we must continue to go into space for the future of humanity.’
‘Humans will not survive another 1,000 years on ‘fragile’ Earth.’
Professor Hawking at a talk at the Oxford University Union also insisted in space travel.
“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet. I therefore want to encourage public interest in space, and I have been getting my training in early.
I believe that life on Earth is at an ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster, such as a sudden nuclear war, a genetically engineered virus, or other dangers. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space.”
What if everybody in the world, all 7.4 billion of us all lived together in the same city? How big or small would this city have to be and how close together or far apart would we all be living from each other?
This video explores those concepts and visualizes what a massive global city would look like were it to ever exist in the real world.
Physicists have found hints that the asymmetry of life – the fact that most biochemical molecules are ‘left-handed’ or ‘right-handed’ – could have been caused by electrons from nuclear decay in the early days of evolution. In an experiment that took 13 years to perfect1, the researchers have found that these electrons tend to destroy certain organic molecules slightly more often than they destroy their mirror images.
Chiral molecules are “handy” molecules. Here’s how they’re helping us discover where else life might exist and how it originated on Earth.
In our daily life we tend to cover our real face with a set of masks. Our personal identity is the collection of our various masks. We immediately put on one of those masks whenever we are not alone. Whenever there is another person in the room with us, one of our masks is automatically fixed on our face, matching the situation and the other person.
We ourselves have created these masks unconsciously, under the influence of our parents and teachers, in the course of our life. As a child we made efforts to meet all the innumerable expectations of society reaching us through our parents and teachers.
Perhaps the first of these masks is that of the ”good kid” mask, as our conditioned us to the behavioural patterns of a good child. Then, as we grow up, the number of our masks begin to increase steadily.
In our daily life, we need a wide range of masks, as we encounter a large number of different situations and people, and we have a suitable mask for every situation. We tend to behave differently with our boss or with our subordinates, with our children, with our husband and wife, with our friends and with our enemies.
Our identity is therefore made up by the collection of our masks that we show to the outside world, and very often we are not even aware of that. These mask were imposed upon us by society, and after a while we begin to identify with the masks. We have eventually completely identified with the masks.
Who we are beyon our Masks?
We ourselves are the space of the pure Consciousness, and the concepts, emotions and ideas that we formerly erroneously identified our entire Self, are in fact inside us.
It is possible to directly experience this Miracle, this pure space of Consciousness. It is a new dimension which escaped our attention before. The truth is that it is the only existing dimension, into which the forms and shapes of the external world are projected, and here we experience our bodily sensations, emotions and ideas which are not more than the phenomena of this dimension.
We therefore discover ourselves a new dimension, and this new dimension, this Miracle is an ancient, undescribable but sensible, living and infinite space, emptiness in which bodily sensations, emotions, ideas and physical forms emerge and vanish, like waves on the surface of the ocean. We know thatthis Miracle exists; It is the only existing Life.
It exists, as an ancient, living empty space, a Consciousness conscious of itself, comprising everything. There is nothing outside it, everything that exists is born inside it, within its space, as its manifestations. This state is characterized by tranqulity, deep silence, peace and eternal love.
We experience that this Miracle, this mysterious ”something” is beyond time, it has no beginning and end, it was never born and will never die. If no forms and shapes appear inside, then it will not be conscious of itself, it just exists ”passively,” sleeping without dreams. Once forms and shapes are created, it awakes to the existence of those forms and shapes, and recognizes itself as the creator of the forms, it awakes to its own existence.
If a person does not only experience the more conscious Self emerging in the present moment as an assumed role, but is able to fully submit to the Miracle unfolding in the ”Here and Now,” this space in the Consciousness, the person will live in that space to an increasing extent.
If the cornerstone of our life is in the Present, in the ”Here and Now,” our attention will gradually turn away from the whirlpool of forms and shapes, and we discover the Miracle of Consciousness. We find the source of our existence in that Miracle, and no longer in the world of forms and shapes.