HEADLINES Published January20, 2016 By Beatrice Asuncion

Stephen Hawking Talks about Humanity's Impending Demise

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Stephen Hawking is undeniably one of the greatest minds in the planet today. Time and time again the science genius has warned about the track humanity has been going. According to Hawking, there is a possibility that mankind would not survive the next century considering the threats they created for themselves.

Recently at an engagement in England, the Cambridge professor pointed out the possibility of extinction through nuclear wars, genetically engineered viruses and global warming. He warned that as a society, it is not a possibility that a colony in space would be functional before humanity would be wiped out by their own faults.

"By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race. However, we will not establish self-sustaining colonies in space for at least the next hundred years, so we have to be very careful in this period" quipped Hawking.

The recent warnings from Stephen Hawking on the possibility of the extinction of human race is not the first time the scientist plagues with Lou Gehrig's disease has discussed the grim matter.

Previously in an interview with BBC, Hawking explained how the development of artificial intelligence might soon wipe out mankind. According to Hawking, once artificial intelligence is completely developed, these machine would be able to redesign and eventually perfect their makeup. Human beings stand no match for their development especially considering the slow pace of mankind's biological evolution.

"Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be superseded" explained Hawking.

The scientist was quick to explain that extinction is not inevitable. He believes that danger would be forever present, however he remains optimistic that humanity would overcome all risks that pose as threats to its survival.  

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