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Stephen Hawking Submitted a question to Yahoo Answers:

How can the human race survive the next hundred years?

In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years?

He has so far recieved over 24 thousand answers, with 12 days left to go. I don't know if he intends to sort through those answers, or if he only asked to provoke discussion, but for me, that would be too much information to handle.

I think he deserves an answer, and I think we deserve an answer.

Many of the answers he got were good, many were simple, many were wrong. Of the ones I read, only a few tried to address the complexity and the seriousness of the issues that Dr. Hawking brought up. Those that did try were short works by individuals, so providing a complete answer would be impossible. The aggregate of al the provided answers may contain the makings of a complete plan, but again, how does one sort through tens of thousands of answers?

This is an attempt to provide Stephen Hawking with a complete and coherent answer.

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