Humanity was prideful always, but as time passed by, newer generations are becoming a lot more self-centered. While I think our tendency to be selfish is inborn, and if it’s not controlled, it is a very powerful destructive force that can become a big enemy!
To spur leaders in order to take action and alleviate the threat of the climate change while we still have some time left, many scientists think that we might be near a defining moment.
Stephen Hawking (1942 – 2018) was among the loudest of all of them.
The Oxford and Cambridge – trained scientist was one of the greatest minds the world has ever known, who has also revolutionized the concepts of science and physics. His theories about the origin of the Universe and Black Holes have transformed the modern-day concept of the cosmos!
However, he sometimes stepped outside his field of research, in order to point out the hardships and challenges that await humanity in the coming decades and centuries.
While he was alive, this cosmologist and physicist left many inspirational sayings and quotes. He spend most of his life paralyzed after he was sadly diagnosed with a slow-progressing form of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is a motoneurone disease.
The contribution of Stephen Hawking (estimated IQ – 162) to the fields of quantum gravity, general relativity, and cosmology is ineffable.
During the last years of his life, he was quite concern about the future of humanity.
Prior to his demise, he continued admonition the world that we are going towards a point of no arrival, as our pulverizing exercises would before long become irreversible.
He over and over expressed that the mankind is narrow minded and innately ruinous, and because of this, he speculated that any human endeavors could sufficiently address the issue of climate change.
In 2016, during a meeting with Larry King of the Larry King Now talk show, he stated:
We surely have not become less avaricious or less inept. Six years back I was stressing over contamination and congestion. They have deteriorated from that point forward. The populace has developed significantly a billion since our last gathering (six years ago), forever. Along these same lines, it will be eleven billion by 2100.
In a BBC interview, Professor Hawking reported:
We are near the tipping point where a worldwide temperature alteration gets irreversible. Trump’s activity could push the Earth over the edge, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 200 and fifty degrees, and pouring sulphuric acid.
Climate change is one of the biggest risks we face, and it’s one we can prevent if we act now.
He believed that humankind is very far from taking the much-needed, well-targeted, and united actions:
Evolution has inbuilt insatiability and hostility to the human genome. There is no indication of contention reducing, and the improvement of mobilized innovation and weapons of mass devastation could make that awful.
He kept up that an a reinforcement planet is the main way we can safeguard our species when the earth would turn out to be completely inhabitable.
The best hope for the survival of humankind might be the independent colonies in space.
Apparently the world’s most well known researcher likewise talked about the threats of the quickly exacerbating air contamination, the biggest supporter of climate change, brought about by non-renewable energy source burning. It has expanded in the course of the most recent years, leaving over 80% of occupants of urban territories ‘presented to risky degrees of air contamination.’
With regards to computerized reasoning, which is profoundly useful all alone, Hawking cautioned that it is presently utilized for an inappropriate reason, as world governments are hazardously captivating in ‘an AI arms race’:
A rogue AI could be hard to stop. We have to guarantee that AI is designed ethically with shields set up.
He believed that if we’re not careful enough, the rise of the artificial intelligence is going to be the worst thing that ever happened to us:
Unless we find ways to prepare for, and avoid all the potential risks, AI might be the worst thing in the history of mankind. It brings dangers, such as powerful autonomous weapons, or some new ways for the very few to oppress billions. It might bring a great disruption to our economy.
However, in his book that was posthumously published, called Brief Answers To The Big Questions, even though it might look that he thinks or claims that we’re doomed, he is still preserving hope that human innovation and wisdom are going to prevent the destruction of our species!