Stephen Hawking Debates God, Artificial Intelligence, and Other Topics in His Post-Mortem Book

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One of the greatest scientists of all time, Stephen Hawking, answers questions about the universe, the existence of God, spatial colonization, artificial intelligence, and even Brexit in his latest book, release post-mortem. Hawking worked on the book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” before his death.

In an emotional presentation at the Science Museum attended by her children Timothy and Lucy, a video was screened in which she also calls on world leaders not to cut the science budget. Hawking not only dedicated his life to the study of black holes but also explored the future of artificial intelligence, the colonization of other planets and the future of Earth.

He also raised his voice to criticize Brexit and the US President Donald Trump, whom he once called a “demagogue.” In his post-mortem book, launched seven months after his death, Hawking reflects on fundamental questions that have intrigued humanity and answers with the precision that always characterized him.

“It’s time to explore other solar systems,” he wrote. “Expanding is perhaps the only thing that will save us from ourselves. I am convinced that humans have to leave the Earth. If we stay we risk being annihilated,” he said in his book.

Stephen Hawking also debated artificial intelligence, God, and the future of the Earth

On the future of artificial intelligence, Hawking does not hesitate to mention that computers will replace humans in the next hundred years. He also stated that God does not exist.

“The simplest explanation is that God does not exist. No one created the universe, and no one directs our destiny. I believe that believing in life after death is only a desire. When we die we become dust,” said Hawking, who was one of the most influential scientists of modern times.

In his book, he also warns that the future of the Earth “is at risk in so many areas that it is hard for me to be positive.”

“I think he earned his right to express himself because of his long scientific career, as well as his position as a profoundly disabled person who depended on technology,” his daughter noted. “This was his idea to give definitive answers to the questions we regularly ask ourselves, but as I said he could not finish the book, so we are very grateful to his friends, colleagues and to his team who helped us finish it,” said Lucy Hawking.