Stephen Hawking’s birthday: The revolutionary astrophysicist’s most scary quotes

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Hawking has warned the human race about our barbarity, the growth of artificial intelligence and the probability that any aliens we meet may want to kill us. Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking turned 74, on his birthday on 8th of January, 2016. His life has been filled with miracles and striking discoveries — as well as petrifying warnings.

Stephen Hawking the famous astrophysicist has occasionally issued warnings to the human race — about threats of artificial intelligence and human aggression. Here are the direst of Stephen Hawking quotes, his prophecies, and the remarkable advice by Stephen Hawking.

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Stephen Hawking’s birthday: The revolutionary astrophysicist’s most scary Stephen Hawking Quotes




“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet.”

“If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”

“I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”

“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.”

Famous Stephen Hawking Video – AI could spell the end of human race

“The real risk with AI isn’t malice but competence,  You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice, but if you’re in charge of a hydroelectric green energy project and there’s an anthill in the region to be flooded, too bad for the ants.”

“Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.”

“We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.”

“Sooner or later disasters such as an asteroid collision or a nuclear war could wipe us all out,” Hawking said in 2006. “But once we spread out into space and establish independent colonies, our future should be safe.”

Stephen Hawking stated in 1994 – “I think computer viruses should count as life, I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.”

Stephen Hawking said in 2001 – “With genetic engineering, we will be able to increase the complexity of our DNA, and improve the human race. But it will be a slow process, because one will have to wait about 18 years to see the effect of changes to the genetic code, By contrast, computers double their speed and memories every 18 months. There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.”

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