Stephen Hawkins believes the human race will only survive approximately another 1000 years. I have some questions for others who may or may not think the same. He believes if we migrate to other places in the universe the human race will continue. Some of the reasons for leaving that he mentions are “the ever-increasing risk of being wiped out by a disaster”. Disasters are not limited only to earth. Virus whither engineered or not will always be a problem for humans and we seem to have the proclivity to take these things with us. The same can be said for some of the other possibilities he mentions. He says that setting up colonies elsewhere in our solar system could advert this. At this time to the best of my knowledge Mars is the only possibility for migration but even this would require many decades to be realized and even then it would not support the population of earth. So at this point we are presented with the problem, who goes and who does not. Other things he mentions is the advancement of AI. Again this is something we would naturally take with us, knowledge will not be left behind. At this point in time the main problem we face is the engineering of power limitation. Until we develop better sources of transportation power we will be severely limited with our access to the universe in general.