Like Hawking says:
The 66-year-old British cosmologist, who suffers from ALS and must speak through a mechanical device, believes "if the human race is to continue for another million years, we will have to boldly go where no one has gone before."
Hawking compared people who don't want to spend money onto those who opposed the journey of in 1492.
He also believes there is other life in the universe, but not any likely to give you any real competition in a "Jeopardy!" match: "Primitive life is very common and intelligent life is fairly rare," he then quickly added: "Some would say it has yet to occur on earth." Hard to argue with that.