Hawking the optimist

Slashdot: Stephen Hawking: We Might Have 1,000 Years Left on Earth

So that’s the deadline for us to get off this planet. But honestly, a thousand years seems like a long time for us to have left. I really don’t know. On the one hand, life is very, very tenacious. On the other, we are really excellent at annihilation and destruction. But I’m not sure if that adds up to another millennium for us.

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