we have lost one of the brightest minds on the planet, Stephen Hawking . The brilliant British astrophysicist has died at the age of 76, which has caused a great shock in the entire scientific community. Whether you are a believer in the supernatural or the most skeptical mind, it is undeniable that Hawking was considered one of the best theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein . Despite suffering a motor neuron disease related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since the early 1960s, he even published studies explaining some of the greatest mysteries of the cosmos, such as black holes and the beginning of the Universe, as well as several books, including the best seller“Brief history of time”.(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
But his death has also left curious coincidences that unites Hawking with Einstein and Galileo. On March 14, Pi Day is celebrated. In addition, Albert Einstein was born on March 14, so, along with the birthday of the German physicist, the world of science will also remember the day that Stephen Hawking died. Not to mention that Einstein and Hawking died at the age of 76. And, as if that were not enough, Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo on January 8, 1642. As we can see even Hawking has left an indelible mark on the minds of all of us.(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
And while Hawking will always be remembered for his theories about black holes, the nature of spacetime and the origins of the universe, before his death he also left a warning message for humanity. Humans must leave Earth in the next 200 years if we want to survive.(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
That was the harsh warning issued by Professor Stephen Hawking in the months before his death, today at the age of 76. The already legendary British physicist believed that life on Earth could be annihilated by a disaster such as an asteroid attack, the rebellion of machines or an extraterrestrial invasion .(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
He also warned that overpopulation, human violence and climate change could lead to the self-destruction of humanity. Professor Hawking said before his death that, if our species wants to have any hope of survival, future generations will have to start a new life in space. Here are some of his sinister warnings for humanity:
Climate change: One of Hawking’s main concerns for the planet was global warming. Hawking said that one day the Earth will resemble the planet Venus, with temperatures above 460 ° C if we do not reduce greenhouse gas emissions. He also believed that President Donald Trump’sdecision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement has condemned our planet. He warned that Trump’s decision would cause damage to our “beautiful planet” for generations to come.
Asteroid attacks: If global warming does not annihilate us, Hawking believed that the Earth would be destroyed by an asteroid. Because of this the astrophysicist was working on the Breakthrough Starshot project of Russian billionaire Yuri Milner to send a fleet of small ‘nanoships’ with light sails on a four-light-year journey to Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth.(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
Artificial intelligence will replace humans: Professor Hawking said that artificial intelligence(AI) will soon reach a level where it will be a ‘new way of life that will surpass humans’. He even went so far as to say that AI can replace humans completely, although he did not specify a timeline for his predictions. And the most chilling thing of all is that he believed that the robotic apocalypse is imminent and that it would take “some form of government” to control the technology.(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
Human violence: Hawking had already warned that violence is humanity’s biggest problem and that it could ‘destroy everything’. The prediction was made in 2015 in response to a question about what human deficiencies were to be changed. He added that the development of militarized technology and weapons of mass destruction could make this instinct even more dangerous. The solution: More empathy for human emotions and unite in a state of love.
Extraterrestrial: One of the most surprising warnings of Hawking was referring to civilizations from other worlds . He warned that if we ever find extraterrestrials, they will probably exterminate us.
“As I get older, I’m more convinced that we are not alone, ” Hawking said. “Knowing an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans when they met Columbus. That did not go so well. “
The British scientific popularizer said that any alien civilization would be much more powerful than ours.
Overpopulation : The famous scientist also warned that a catastrophe caused by man could mean the end for our species. He warned that humans could not survive another 1,000 years on the ‘fragile’ Earth.(warnings of Stephen Hawking)
These are the warnings that Professor Hawking left us before his death. And as we can see, the dangers that we face seem to have no solution. But what is clear that whatever happens, Stephen Hawking has left a great legacy for what remains of history. See you soon, professor.