Most threats to humans come from science and technology, warns Hawking

downloadThe human race faces one its most dangerous centuries yet as progress in science and technology becomes an ever greater threat to our existence, Stephen Hawking warns.

The chances of disaster on planet Earth will rise to a near certainty in the next one to ten thousand years, the eminent cosmologist said, but it will take more than a century to set up colonies in space where human beings could live on among the stars.

Speaking ahead of his BBC Reith Lecture on black holes, Stephen Hawking discusses the danger inherent in progress and the chances of disaster on Earth. “We are not going to stop making progress, or reverse it, so we must recognise the dangers and control them,” he added.

Read about his views in The Guardian

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