According to Stephen Hawking, the future of our world will be determined in the next thousand years. It seems that our world could be coming to an end.
All these dangers come as side effects of our own science that has already invented such lethal dangers as the atomic bomb, energy-intensive technologies and genetic modification.
Nothing is threatening us in the near future, but the situation may change as time goes by, the scientist said. According to him, chances for a catastrophe to occur this year are slim, but everything may change quickly.
This is not the first “alarming” prediction from the world-famous scientist. Not that long ago, he warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence that may also destroy our civilization.
In 100 years, artificial intelligence may outstrip human intelligence. Machines may become smarter than humans. According to him, when the era of artificial intelligence comes, it will become either the best or the worst invention of mankind.”
Hawking believes that mass media may often misinterpret reality. The danger of artificial intelligence is about its competence, rather than about its malicious intentions, the scientist believes. “A super intelligent AI will be extremely good at accomplishing its goals, and if those goals aren’t aligned with ours, we’re in trouble,” he said.