Update your file about Stephen Hawking with these clips:
(1) Hawking’s list of three things that could destroy human civilization surprisingly does not include Sad Puppies…
Firstly, Hawking is fiercely wary of strong artificial intelligence (AI); ….
Hawking has also issued a stark warning about the potential cataclysmic effects of human aggression. Hawking believes our aggressive nature could result in catastrophic events that could end human civilization, such as a major nuclear war that could end all civilization and extinct the human race. With increasingly violent movies, video games and, in general, more violent behaviors within our current human civilization, sadly backed up by increasingly violent crime statistics, we would have to agree that human aggression is a major cause for concern. Could it only be a matter of time before the horrific trend of bullied teenagers opening fire on their schools escalates when these psychopathic adults decide to go one step further and bomb the whole world?
Last but not least, Hawking has expressed concerns about alien life….
(2) Hawking made a holographic appearance at the Sydney Opera House in April.
Hawking spoke of his life and his work, and he touched on how technology is currently influencing daily life. “In a way the internet connects us all together like neurons in the giant brain,” he said. “With such an IQ, what won’t we be capable of?”
“Finally, a question about something important,” he joked. “My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes.” He said it’s possible there’s another universe where Malik is still in the band.
— BuzzFeed UK (@BuzzFeedUK) April 26, 2015
(3) Should we blame Stephen Hawking for telling BBC One’s Dara O Briain that “All science fiction is dead”? He probably heard that fans once voted the Hugo to Who Killed Science Fiction?
Dara talks to Stephen about time travel, reaching the stars and God in bonus material not featured in the programme.
Here is the program website.
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