Us humans have been around for along time, but at the rate we’re going right now, we might not be around much longer. Due to factors such as pollution, lack of resources, and sheer overpopulation, the future isn’t looking all to bright for humans right now. In an article by CNBC, world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking claimed that, ” the human race only has 100 years before we need to colonize another planet” or else we will be doomed as a species. Similar to these, I found more articles from Gizmodo and The Washington Post that further support these claims, saying that our best hope is find a way to colonize other planets before we exhaust our resources here on Earth. Possible ways that our species will end such as asteroid strikes, deadly diseases, and famine are all speculated upon within these pieces. Any feedback or additional sources would be very helpful to continue on with my essay, and I’d appreciate it very much. I will post the link to my annotated article below.
CNBC hypothesis annotations: https://hypothes.is/users/billyriley5