Seen here daydreaming about alien lap dances, Stephen Hawking recently stated his belief that humanity has less than 1,000 years before extinction we don't get off this planet. Personally, I'm really hoping that was a gross miscalculation and he added three too many zeros.
'I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.'
He said: '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,' he said.
'I think the human race has no future if it doesn't go to space.'
Man, I want to go to space so bad. But like, in a spaceship the size of a small city (think Wall-E) so I don't get claustrophobic, because getting shot into space in a tin can sounds terrifying. You'd have to sedate me for that. And by sedate I mean kill, because I would 100% lose my shit and murder the whole crew. NASA -- holler at me.
Thanks to Tam, n0nentity and David F, who give humanity till 2020, tops.