A couple of months ago Stephen Hawking announced his new project where he would invest $100 Million in the search for alien life. However, in a recent interview, he stated that if this project does indeed succeed in contacting aliens, it may not end well for us humans here on Earth.
In a recent interview with The Mirror, Hawking is quoted saying, “If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.” If he is saying things like this, then why are we trying harder to contact them?
He continued by saying, “There’s an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy Earth. I therefore want to raise public awareness about the importance of space flight. I have learnt not to look too far ahead, but to concentrate on the present.”
He even suggested that we need to ramp up our space travel program so that in the case of disaster or colonization by aliens, we can reach another Earth-like planet to colonize ourselves.
The project that Stephen Hawking is behind is called ‘Breakthrough Listen.’ The goal is to scan the entire Milky Way and 100 galaxies close by in hopes of finding signals from aliens. Hawking claims that the existence of Aliens is “without a doubt.” Now it’s just a matter of finding them.