At a conference hosted by Stephen Hawking, broadcast on the BBC, the physicist explained that humanity had the need to worry about his future because of the development of new technologies and progress Science would not fix things. We remember his views on artificial intelligences … Surprising for a scientist! But we assure you, according to astrophysicist 74 years, no risk of late very soon humanity he predicted the worst for the next millennium.
End of the Earth, but not of Men
At its conference, the British scientist has exposed fears about the future of our planet Earth. For him, the main risks remain a nuclear war, genetically modified viruses and global warming. Regarding the fear of a nuclear conflict, Hawking is not the only one to think. This idea joins the vision to see things Elon Musk.
So far, nothing new. However, he believes that the risk that a disaster takes place on our planet is very low. But over time, the risk evolves until it becomes “a virtual certainty for the next 1,000 or 10,000 years.” You will therefore understand, the end of our planet Blue is programmed in a relatively short period throughout the life of a planet.
The conquest of space to save the human race?
It is here that predictions, but Stephen Hawking think space exploration is the solution to preserve the human race. Indeed, disaster on Earth, it is estimated that by the next 1000 years, our expansion in space will be large enough to be able to settle on other planets. “ This means that if a disaster happens on Earth, it will not mean extinction for the human race .”
For the scientist, the urgency is in the next century. Given our inability to independently settle the area now and in the next 100 years, it is essential to be careful this time to avoid catastrophe that would be premature. The idea is not to stop to make progress in science but of “ be aware of the dangers and we need to control them. I am optimistic, I think we can do ” . To conclude, Stephen Hawking hope that future generations will ensure that the changes scientifically and technologically go in the right direction. The key is to know if the British scientist of 74 years will be heard.