Dear Professor Hawking, I am Karry Wang from China. It is my great honor to raise questions about future to you. You have always been concerned about humanitys future development. In your speeches, you have presented recommendations many times about the necessity of exploring alien immigrants to continue our earth civilization. Like many young people in China, I am very curious about exploring the universe and the future. What shall we to do prepare for this? Meanwhile, another topic seems a little far from future and technology, but surely is meaningful, which attracts my attention as well. It is how we should protect our traditional culture while exploring the future and developing science and technology at the same time.
Thank you for these questions. I have recently said that the future of the human race is compromised by the damage that we are doing to our small overcrowded planet and that we should think about exploring planets that may have the potential to sustain human life. Having to make the move, we will have taught us to behave more wisely. I am not suggesting that the whole population moves to a new planet. Just a select few to ensure the survival of the human race. But where should we go first? How should we plan for living on other planets? We are explorers and thinkers. We are motivated to elevate humanity. But first we need the imagination to do so. We need imagine how we will live in the future. To see in our mind’s eyes what might be done to alleviate today’s problems and better imagine a future for all. I do not believe that traditional culture will disappear. I think our art and music are human oriented and would be meaningless to an alien species. I do not think we need to worry.