No matter how much time and effort one man spends during his lifetime studying the dark abyss that we call the universe, the truth is that it will forever remain the great unknown. While there are many things that science can uncover, the one thing that humans will never be able to undermine is the plan of a higher power.
But, this iconic physicist died trying and what he found out is concerning, as it will happen during our children’s lifetime.
Stephen Hawking, born in 1942 and died in 2018, was known to be one of the most significant theoretical physicists in all of history. Dubbed as the greatest scientist of all time since Albert Einstein, this legend spent his life studying the hidden mysteries of the universe.
With cosmology being the main focus of his work, Hawking’s theories about the fate of humanity will remain forever relevant even though he is no longer physically with us. There seven predictions specifically that he made that would end life as we know it and become Earth’s Demise.
Genetically Modified Vaccines
In the age of pandemics and advancing technology, debates about vaccines have become a widespread conspiracy. It turns out that Stephen Hawking believed that the pharmaceutical industry’s effect on human genes might be the demise of evolution.Diana Polekhina / Unsplash
Modern-day medicine is made through a mixture of human and cow DNA. This scientist believed that we are at risk of creating “super-humans,” which he described as: “a race of self-designing beings who are improving at an ever-increasing rate.” Keep in mind that medicine has kept the human race evolving and has saved lives in the past, so this is a speculation.
An Alien Invasion
In 2010, Stephen Hawking stated, “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.” This legend was a firm believer of life on other planets, and he had no doubts that they would eventually visit us here on earth.Stephen Leonardi / Unsplash
Hawking had a bone to pick with extraterrestrials, and he liked to think that if we were to come in contact with them, they would try to take over our planet and study us like a science experiment. But who are we to judge creatures we’ve never even seen?
The End Of The Universe
Just two weeks before his death, Hawking published his last work, “A Smooth Exit From Eternal Inflation.” In this study, the physicist revealed his prediction that the end of the universe is near. He believed that the bright and shiny stars that fill our night sky will eventually run out of energy, leaving us in total darkness forever.Kartik Gada / Unsplash
The good thing is that the universe works in mysterious ways, so for all we know, it could have something much greater in store behind this plan. But, to be on the safe side, Hawking recommends: “Spreading out into space will completely change the future of humanity. It may also determine whether we have any future at all.”
Robots Will Replace Humans
Stephen Hawking believed that artificial intelligence was one of the worst things human beings have created. While this invention has benefitted society in many ways, the scientist predicts that it will eventually create monsters that will work against its creators to destroy us.
The physicist explained that AI has become so advanced that it’s practically as smart as the human brain. He warned us that if we’re not cautious about the technology we’re producing, it will eventually redesign itself to take over human civilization into a world of robots, “This will be a new form of life that outperforms humans.”
The Destruction Of Nuclear Weapons
Violence is never the answer, and Stephen Hawking was an advocate for the end of Nuclear Weapons. Not only did he believe they were bad for our environment, but he also knew that the animalistic side of human nature made the damages of warfare lethal to our civilization.STNGR Industries / Unsplash
Hawking stated: “As scientists, we understand the dangers of nuclear weapons and their devastating effects, and we are learning how human activities and technologies are affecting climate systems in ways that may forever change life on Earth.”
The Demise of Earth
When Hawking died in 2018, he had little hope left for humanity. He predicted that the damage that has been created on our planet has reached the point of no return. Between the overpopulation of Earth and the limited natural resources left to use, this scientist recommended that humans find another planet to live on within the next 100 years.Saad Alfozan / Unsplash
The bright side of this theory is that he did not leave us hopeless. Hawking’s research shows that the moon and planet mars are both possible places in the galaxy that could rescue human civilization. If you’re doubtful, you’ll be glad to know that Elon Musk is working on a plan: “If things go super-well, it might be in the 10-year time frame.”
It Might All Blow Up…Literarily
Climate change is an issue that we hear about daily yet continue to ignore. Hawking believes that at the rate of energy consumption humanity has been using, planet earth will combust into flames by the year 2600.NASA / Unsplash
In a BBC documentary, the scientist explained: “With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics, and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious.” He predicts that global warming will turn the average temperature of the earth to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, the same weather conditions as Venus. Lucky for us, there’s still plenty of time to change the course of history. So, love mother nature and do your part!
Live Every Day Like It’s Your Last
It’s safe to say that Stephen Hawking did not leave this world optimistic about its future conditions. However, it’s important to remember that these claims are simply only predictions made by a person just like you and I.Hulton Archive / Getty Images
While Hawking’s brilliance is something to give him credit for, our fate is a secret that only a higher power has the answers to. So, take these theories as a simple reminder to live every day like it’s your last, because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is never promised. And do your part in protecting our home where you can.