Professor Stephen Hawking had recently revealed that humans are at the point of existence wherein it is considerably the most dangerous time in the history of the human race. It was found out that the Cambridge University physics professor has named overpopulation, climate change and diseases as just some of the threats which our planet faces right as of this moment. Prof. Hawking claims that we have developed technology that could destroy Earth, and we must 'retrain' for a new world where robots have replaced many everyday jobs.
Prof. Stephen Hawking And His Proposition
In one of his statements reported by Daily Mail, Professor Hawking explained what worries him about the future of our planet. He claimed that our species needs to work together more than at any time in our history.
Furthermore, according to Geek Wire, Professor Hawking believes the economic inequality will become only more visible as the internet knits the inhabitants of our planet closer together. Consequently, he sees it as something that will add to the pressures created by mass migrations, overpopulation and pandemics, plus environmental challenges ranging from climate change to the loss of biodiversity.
Meanwhile, it was found that the renowned physicist has previously issued warnings to the world that robots could wipe out humanity and that leaving Earth is our only hope, and that our days on Earth are numbered. Just recently, the physicist warned that our planet is becoming a dangerous place because of the threat of war or disease.
Prof. Hawking has further added that in order for us to get away with these threats, humankind will have to colonize other planets which he believes will take more than a century before it could happen. Meanwhile, last July, the physicist and Tesla founder Elon Musk led 1,000 robotics experts in an open letter claiming that some autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow.