President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam references the Stephen Hawking Program on Yahoo! Answers
Talk about Yahoo! as “a movement”
On the eve of our 60th Independence Day, President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam while addressing the nation last evening made reference to the Stephen Hawking question on Yahoo! Answers. “How can the human race survive the next hundred years?”
Here is an excerpt from his speech.
The Future of Human Society
At this stage, with so much of natural and man made disasters facing planet Earth, let me share with you a thought from Stephen Hawking. He is considered as one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists who discovered the super string theory. He asked an open question in June 2006, “How can the human race survive the next hundred years?” When he received well over 20000 mixed responses on e-mail, he admitted that he does not have an answer. You have heard me today on the eve of the 60th Independence Day. I am sure that you share my strong belief that with the strength of our youth and our civilization heritage we can together find an answer. Hence, let me conclude with the mission ahead.
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