In addition to his scientific studies, his ability to explain science in a language that everyone can understand has made Stephen Hawking a world-famous name. The warnings of Stephen Hawking, who died 5 years ago today, on March 14, 2018, before he died…
Stephen Hawking argued that the greatest danger was the rapid increase in world population and the decrease in resources, and that these factors drove the human species to the brink of extinction.
“If humanity is the only intelligent life form in the galaxy, we have to survive,” said Hawking, adding, “In the long run, the future of the human species lies in space.” Hawking complained that dangers such as nuclear war, genetically engineered viruses and global warming were not taken seriously enough.
The view that ‘God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator’ was Hawking’s most famous statement on the subject.
Believing that the universe is governed by the laws of science, Hawking said, “There is a fundamental distinction between religion governed by authority and science governed by observation and reason. Science will win because it works.” “We’re free to believe what we want,” said Hawking, explaining that there’s probably no afterlife, that it’s the only life we have, and he’s thankful for it.
The famous physicist, explaining the importance of researching artificial intelligence, approached the development of artificial intelligence with caution. Hawking stated that he feared artificial intelligence reaching a level that could surpass human intelligence, saying it could mean the end of humanity.
According to Hawking, artificial intelligence can continue to evolve and even reform itself, but humans, limited to extremely slow biological evolution, cannot compete with such power. The main dangers Hawking underlined are the possibility of artificial intelligence developing very powerful autonomous weapons or new methods of coercion.
Considered the most important physicist in the world after Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking studied physics at Oxford and cosmology at Cambridge. Hawking, who researched quantum physics and black holes, was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 21, which paralyzed the nervous system.
Hawking, 75, spends his life in a wheelchair and can communicate with a special computer prepared for him. Stephen Hawking, who entered Cambridge University in 1962, wrote his dissertation titled “Properties of Expanding Universes” in 1966, when he was 24 years old. Hawking’s thesis, which was published on the Internet in October 2017, has reached millions of people.
In light of his work, Hawking has written numerous books, some of which are very popular. A Brief History of Time, published in 1988, became his most famous work. It has been translated into more than 40 languages and has sold nearly 10 million copies. Hawking tried to explain concepts like space science, time, big bang, black holes, light cones in a simple way to the readers in his book explaining the past of the universe and the future was the universe.
Hawking, in his book “The Universe in a Walnut Shell” published in 2001, stated that the world could face a major disaster and raised the issue of establishing human colonies in space. “Black Holes and Baby Universes”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Grand Design” were Hawking’s other most famous works that shed light on the universe.