Stephen Hawking: technology can destroy us all

Mar

7

2017

The English physicist Stephen Hawking has said that future technology may be able to destroy us all. According to him, technology is developing so rapidly that there is a possibility that artificial intelligence exterminating mankind through nuclear war.

Hawking, who is concerned by the ALS muscle disease almost completely paralyzed, that man might not have the skills as a species to survive. In addition, he discusses the evolutionary role of aggression. “Since civilization began aggression was useful in that it certain advantages for survival in it.” According to Hawking is the risk that this aggression by the rapid development of increasingly sophisticated technology could lead to a nuclear war with any biological weapons, all of which can destroy us. He thinks we should better control the inherent aggression by the use of logic and reason. That does Hawking said in an interview with The Times.

Additionally Hawking sees a potential danger in artificial intelligence that can eventually replace humans. “We have to be quicker at recognizing these threats and to act before it gets out of hand. This means that the it needs to form a world government.” Hawking thereby realizes that such a government as possible can be a tyranny. Despite this pessimistic view emphasizes the scientist that he is an optimist. He believes that humanity can eventually these challenges.

It is not the first time Hawking his concern about the future of humanity. Last year, said Hawking still people within about a thousand years to leave Earth and must settle on another planet to survive. According to Hawking become the natural resources of the earth rapidly depleted so that the earth will become uninhabitable faster.

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