Stephen Hawking’s Final Warnings to Humanity

Stephen Hawking’s Final Warnings to Humanity:

World-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking passed away Tuesday, leaving behind a legacy of innovation when it comes to understanding black holes, time and space, and the universe in general.

In recent years, Hawking, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder, was outspoken on a variety of issues, often addressing societal, environmental, and existential dilemmas plaguing humanity.

In 2016, he speculated that alien life exists but warned humanity to be cautious about pursuing relations with it, comparing extraterrestrials’ intentions to some of the worst exploitations humanity has inflicted on itself.

On multiple occasions, he echoed the sentiment that when the Native Americans first encountered Christopher Columbus, it “didn’t turn out so well.”

 “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans,” he said as far back as 2010, adding that “aliens might simply raid Earth for resources, then move on.”

Hawking was also deeply skeptical of artificial intelligence.

“Success in creating effective AI, could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don’t know. So we cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI, or ignored by it and side-lined, or conceivably destroyed by it,” he said last year.

“Unless we learn how to prepare for, and avoid, the potential risks, AI could be the worst event in the history of our civilization. It brings dangers, like powerful autonomous weapons, or new ways for the few to oppress the many. It could bring great disruption to our economy.”

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Stephen Hawking Stood up for Palestinians, Supported Boycott of Israel

Stephen Hawking Stood up for Palestinians, Supported Boycott of Israel:

(MEE) — Tributes were being paid on Wednesday to renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking – not only remembering him for the brilliance of his scientific mind but as an impassioned campaigner who lent his unique voice to causes including Palestinians’ right of resistance and to call for an end to the war in Syria.

Hawking, who died early on Wednesday at the age of 76, achieved international acclaim following the publication in 1988 of A Brief History of Time, his book on theoretical physics’ search for a unifying theory that would resolve general relativity and quantum mechanics.

H/t reader squodgy:

“He da man.”

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Lack of evidence put Hawking’s Nobel hopes in black hole:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Hawking won accolades from his peers for having one of the most brilliant minds in science, but he never got a Nobel Prize because no one has yet proven his ideas. The Nobel committee looks for proof, not big ideas. Hawking was a deep thinker — a theorist — and his musings about black holes and cosmology have yet to get the lockdown evidence that accompanies the physics prizes, his fellow scientists said.

“The Nobel Prize is not given to the smartest person or even the one who makes the greatest contribution to science. It’s given to discovery,” said California Institute of Technology physicist Sean Carroll. “Hawking’s best theories have not yet been tested experimentally, which is why he hasn’t won a prize.”

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Stephen Hawking Fears AI Will ‘Replace Humans Altogether’

Hawking Fears AI Will ‘Replace Humans Altogether’:

World-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking recently expressed concern over the rise of artificial intelligence, suggesting the ever-evolving class of technology could soon take over the human race.

Hawking is no stranger to voicing unsettling predictions about humanity’s dwindling chances for survival. As he in an interview with Wired magazine, as reported by Cambridge News:

I fear that AI may replace humans altogether. If people design computer viruses, someone will design AI that improves and replicates itself. This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans.”

Hawking has previously sounded the alarm on artificial intelligence. Earlier this year, he spoke on a panel with the likes of Elon Musk, Sam Harris, and Bill Gates to warn that AI could cause humans to go extinct.

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Did Stephen Hawking just admit that certain vaccines are a threat to mankind?

“Gardasil is a quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine that contains – you guessed it – a genetically modified virus”

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Did Stephen Hawking just admit that certain vaccines are a threat to mankind?:

Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s greatest minds, believes that genetically modified viruses are one of the greatest threats to mankind. When speaking to the Radio Times before his BBC Reith Lecture, Professor Hawking stated, “We face a number of threats: nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses.”

The fact that genetically modified viruses were ranked among the likes of nuclear war by one of the brightest individuals in the world should be very alarming. The term “genetically modified viruses” encompasses many different things. In addition to the potential for some of history’s most devastating viruses to be transformed into weapons of mass destruction, there is also an increasing presence of GM viral strains in vaccines. These may also represent a cause for concern.

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Stephen Hawking Warns Humanity: Leave Earth Before the Ruling Class Destroys It

Stephen Hawking Warns Humanity: Leave Earth Before the Ruling Class Destroys It:

Humanity’s future is in peril thanks to so-called advancements in science and technology, claims Professor Stephen Hawking, who cited“nuclear war, global warming, and genetically-modified viruses” as deadly threats to our existence.

Hawking described various “things that could go wrong” to an audience of hundreds attending the first in a series of BBC Reith Lectures, which pertain to research about black holes. He asserted the necessity for colonization of other planets to ensure survival of the human species. According to the BBC, Hawking cautioned:

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Climate Change Not On Stephen Hawking List of Warnings to Mankind

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Climate Change Not On Stephen Hawking List of Warnings to Mankind:

What Does Hawking See As Most Dangerous to Mankind?

  • “Capitalist Greed” Tops the List
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) (More)
  • CERN Experiments With “God Particle”
  • Contact with Extra-Terrestrial Life

The genius of Stephen Hawking shines through when climate change fails to make his list of warnings to mankind. 

Submitted by Jake Anderson via TheAntiMedia.org,

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The Perception Of Consciousness

Peter Russell studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge (UK), supervised for a while by Stephen Hawking. Then, as he became increasingly fascinated by the nature of consciousness, he changed to experimental psychology. He won several scholarships for his work at Cambridge and graduated with a first class honors degree. He then went India, where he studied meditation and Eastern philosophy, and on his return took up research into the psychophysiology of meditation at the University of Bristol. He also has a post-graduate degree from Cambridge in computer science, and conducted some of the early work on 3-D displays and what is now known as “virtual reality”.

Peter Russell was one of the first people to introduce human potential seminars into the corporate field, and for twenty years ran programs for senior management on creativity, learning methods, stress management, personal development, and sustainability. Clients have included IBM, Apple, Digital, American Express, Barclays Bank, Swedish Telecom, ICI, Shell Oil and British Petroleum.

His principal interest is the inner challenges presented by the times we are passing through. He has written several books in this area, including Meditation, The Brian Book, The Global Brain Awakens The Creative Manager, and Waking Up in Time. Peter’s latest book, From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness, explores how a deeper understanding of the nature of consciousness leads to a new synthesis of scientific and spiritual worldviews.

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