Stephen Hawking is an optimist

I wonder what extra-terrestial foods might we humans subjugate and cultivate in solar systems elsewhere?

The survival of the human race depends on its ability to find new homes elsewhere in the universe because there’s an increasing risk that a disaster will destroy the Earth, world-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday.

He added that if humans can avoid killing themselves in the next 100 years, they should have space settlements that can continue without support from Earth.

That’s quite a leap of faith. Perhaps there exists an animal more tasty than the cow. Zagat’s would need to hire a thousand Arthur Dents.