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Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Aemilius » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:22 pm

What will happen to our planet in the next 200 years? The most famous scientist since Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, who has made profound and inspiring discoveries, predicted an extremely dark and pessimistic future to the Earth and its inhabitants. Here are some of Hawking’s most terrifying predictions on how and when our world will meet its demise.
Since scientists started toying with genetically engineered viruses to treat human illnesses, they’ve also discovered other possible uses for them. Nowadays, pharmacists are even combining several deadly viruses into a single shot and doing some weird stuff with DNA mixing.
Hawking was a firm believer in extraterrestrial life, and he was convinced that they will eventually invade our planet. And no, unfortunately, they probably won’t come in peace. In his final work, A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation, completed just two weeks before he died, Hawking predicted that our universe will eventually fade into darkness as all the stars run out of energy.
Although Hawking's life basically depended on artificial intelligence, he didn't trust it at all. He once said that it might just be “the worst invention in the history of our civilization” because it’ll probably replace humans altogether.
Hawking added that global warming will make the conditions on Earth similar to those on Venus. To save ourselves from problems like overpopulation (and the scarcity of resources that comes with it), pandemics, and pollution, we have to discover new worlds and become a multi-planetary species.

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Simon E. » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:51 pm

Hawking was NOT a “firm believer in extraterrestrial life”. What he said was the idea that any alien life was likely to be kindly disposed to humanity was a fantasy. He said that IF there was contact with alien life it would be more like what befell the Native Americans when they had contact with Europeans “ and that didn’t turn out too well”.
Don’t put words into his mouth.
It’s true that he did not trust A.I. and thought that it’s development should be done with extreme caution and with clear checks and balances.
“The difference between us and Tara is that she knows she doesn’t exist”.

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by JoaoRodrigues » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:08 am

Human intelectual curiosity, persistence and will to survive, the same characteristic those two human beings had, I believe, will be the foundations to overcome any obstacle in our specie survival. If it's not enough, I'm not worried.

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Crazywisdom » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:17 pm

Einstein did not believe in quantum theory, even when it was proven. Smart dudes do not know very much. Deathbed guesses are worse than guesses made at the office.

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Aemilius » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:32 pm

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:51 pm
Hawking was NOT a “firm believer in extraterrestrial life”. What he said was the idea that any alien life was likely to be kindly disposed to humanity was a fantasy. He said that IF there was contact with alien life it would be more like what befell the Native Americans when they had contact with Europeans “ and that didn’t turn out too well”.
Don’t put words into his mouth.
It’s true that he did not trust A.I. and thought that it’s development should be done with extreme caution and with clear checks and balances.
I copied the text from the youtube-person Bright Side, who put the video there for others to see. Stephen Hawking said that comparison to native americans in an 2010 interview. On this video he puts it little bit more strongly, here he says that it is inevitable that aliens from other planets and other stars systems will find us and will come to visit this planet. Maybe Bright Side knew Hawking in his academic circles. Public persons and professors can't usually say what they think if the message goes to the larger public and the outside world. They have to be very careful in their public expressions. I am sure that it is possible and even certain that Hawking held in his private life different views and opinions than the ones he put into the public circulation. If he would say something "wrong" or "incorrect", it would simply be censored or deleted, that is how it works.
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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Simon E. » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:58 pm

Clearly you know little of Hawkins and his personality.
You are also failing to distinguish between the “inevitability” of advanced life forms finding us ‘should they exist’ , and his being persuaded by mathematical probability that they might.
His thinking on this and a range of other issues is nuanced.
He was also unafraid of voicing opinions that were not shared by his peers. And on more than one occasion was proved wrong. Which he cheerfully acknowledged.
He was not a New Age Guru or Seer. In fact he poured scorn on such notions.
“The difference between us and Tara is that she knows she doesn’t exist”.

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Aemilius » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:18 am

Naturally I don't know Stephen Hawking, neither have claimed to know him. The youtube person Bright Side says in his presentation that according to Hawking aliens will eventually invade our planet, at 2min36s of the video.
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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by Simon E. » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:55 am

Very interesting view from a psychoanalytical perspective. Particularly in light of the current global crisis.
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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by enlightenfact » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:33 pm

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:17 pm
Smart dudes do not know very much.
:good:

This is the truth in this Saha world. Many studious people.have came to the same conclusion:
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates
"A wise man knows he doesn't know everything. A fool thinks he knows everything." - William Shakespeare
"The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance." - Benjamin Franklin
Even the heart sutra concurs: " There is no attainment of wisdom, and no wisdom to attain."

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Re: Predictions of Stephen Hawking

Post by DharmaN00b » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:15 pm

Ya well Hawking wasn't smart across the board; he was a theoretical physicist not a martial artist or an expert on interstellar colonialism. :alien:

The E.T.s need only sit by the river long enough to see their enemies float past. I mean we are one minute to midnight, any man and his dog can see that. :stirthepot:

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