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July 3, 2022

Humans won’t survive if we stay on Earth. Michio Kaku explains.

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On Earth, extinction is the norm: 99.9% of species eventually go extinct. Even worse, the laws of physics have destined the planet for destruction. Whether it be from a planet-killing asteroid or the death of the Sun, Earth is doomed.

Humanity needs an insurance policy. Ultimately, if we want to survive long-term, we need to inhabit other planets.

Content Creators are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration, but there are obstacles we must overcome.

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About Michio Kaku:
Dr. Michio Kaku is the co-founder of string field theory, and is one of the most widely recognized scientists in the world today. He has written 4 New York Times Best Sellers, is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and has hosted numerous science specials for BBC-TV, the Discovery/Science Channel. His radio show broadcasts to 100 radio stations every week. Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York (CUNY), where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study as well as New York University (NYU).


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