Stephen Hawking – a well-known physicist had warned the humans that Earth will turn into a massive ball of fire in the next 600 years. The major reason that Stephen claimed to be behind this fact is the growing population and consumption of energy by them. Stephen Hawking: humans need to leave Earth in order to prevent their extinction.
Hawking has also declared that humans must go to a place where no one has gone before to ensure the survival of the mankind for the next million years. The following comments were made by him when he was speaking at Tencent Web Summit in Beijing via video link. After the release of this comment by Hawking, so many questions have raised concerning the fact how long will humans live on. Most of the physicists are trying to find other related things to what Hawking has said.
Hawking supported his statement with the statement as he said, “The Sun reported that Alpha Centauri exists some four light-years away, meaning that a probe able to reach Mars in less than an hour would take just over 20 years to reach the system.” This possibly requires the answer to the question how will Earth die. Considering this question, many scientists are now focusing on finding hopes with the Alpha Centauri.
Alpha Centauri is one of the closest stars to our solar system and therefore many scientists are viewing this star as a hope to be a new host planet that can have a life. It is being viewed as the new planet which can be used by the human beings to sustain life. Pete Worden, NASA’s Ames Research Center’s former director has stated that “Maybe if all goes well, sometimes a little after the middle of the century, we’ll have our first picture of another planet that may be life-bearing, orbiting the nearest star,” he said at the summit.”
The rise of artificial intelligence:
Other than this, Hawking also warned the mankind to be prepared for the rise of artificial intelligence in the coming future. He indicated that the coming future could be a time when humans will be replaced by robots giving rise to the possibility of artificial intelligence taking over the power of mankind. Hawking said that the use of technology can help in transforming the lives but the same has raised many challenges to the survival of the mankind.
He started with the fact that the rise of machines is already a threat to the growth of the mankind. The introduction of artificial intelligence and robots in the society has taken over many jobs and society. He added by saying, “The rise of artificial intelligence could be the worst or the best thing that has happened to humanity.” As a solution to this, he added, “We simply need to be aware of the dangers, identify them, employ the best possible practice and management and prepare for its consequences well in advance.”
Well after so many predictions that Hawking had made, let us wait and watch what next big thing will be seen.