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HUMANS one day could be able to use time travel to skip generations into the future, according to physicist Stephen Hawking.
He suggested humans could build spaceships capable of such high speeds that time itself would slow down for those on board.
Such a spaceship could travel thousands of years into the future at close to the speed of light, reaching distant star systems within the lifetime of its crew.
In theory, it could enable humans to “colonise the future”, perhaps to even return to repopulate Earth if a disaster caused extinction on this planet during the journey.