Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking passed away yesterday in his home at the age of 76.
He has been called one of the most intelligent people ever born, and even bound to a wheelchair he made waves.
These are some of the last known photos of the man.
In one of Hawking’s last public appearances with Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his show Star Talk, he said “The boundary condition of the universe … is that it has no boundary.”
He was known for saying things just like this. In other words he means, there is no such thing as time before time started, because time has never ceased to exist. It’s quite a good thing to chew on with the mind.
Stephen Hawking would describe such things as his belief that against a nearly infinitely small “quantum foam” of the singularity he believes took place in the early universe before the Big Bang, time existed in a “bent” state. He believes at that moment, time was distorted along another dimension, always inching slightly closer to but never becoming, nothing.
So essentially, he believes there was never a Big Bang that created what we know today out of nothing, but it was created from something.
In one of his previous lectures, Hawking said:
“Since events before the Big Bang have no observational consequences, one may as well cut them out of the theory, and say that time began at the Big Bang. Events before the Big Bang, are simply not defined, because there’s no way one could measure what happened at them.”
So, even in his late years he still tried to figure out what may have existed before what they believe created the universe, the Big Bang.
Along with University of California Santa Barbara academic James Hartle, Hawking proposed that another dimension of time itself put forth by quantum theory, called imaginary time, when combined with space is in fact finite in a certain way but without boundary.
That’s the type of mind pretzel he’d give us: what is finite but without boundaries?
Summarized by News.Au:
“But Hawking’s insight has proven right before.
What we do know is that when it comes to the Big Bang — and black holes — our understanding of physics breaks down.
The only certainty about the infinitesimally small quantum building blocks of our universe is that they are uncertain.”
Now this might be one of the greatest things Stephen Hawking has done. He tried to warn humanity about a potential threat coming from artificial intelligence.
Just last November speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Hawking said artificial intelligence has the power to be the worst or best thing humanity has ever seen, and we have no idea which one it will be.
“We cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI or ignored by it and sidelined, or conceivably destroyed by it,” he said.
Already, a strange official narrative promoting AI is being perpetuated that needs people like Hawking to stand against. The official narrative promoting AI looks a little something like what was in this sentence in an article about Hawking, which said “AI could be hugely beneficial for reducing poverty, disease and restoring the natural environment.”
In what is probably modest agreeability to support the objectivity of his AI criticism, Hawking said with AI it is an impossibility to predict “what we might achieve when our own minds are amplified by AI.”
“AI could be the worst invention of the history of our civilisation, that brings dangers like powerful autonomous weapons or new ways for the few to oppress the many.”
“AI could develop a will of its own, a will that is in conflict with ours and which could destroy us. In short, the rise of powerful AI will be either the best, or the worst thing ever to happen to humanity.”
Stephen Hawking stood on a strange leg slightly in opposition to the agenda to centralize power over humanity using technology. He seemed to be well aware that this agenda to centralize power over the common people with technology was taking place.
In defense of “global government” mainstream articles about Hawking say strange things like this: “Hawking warned scientists and global governments needed to focus on maximising benefits for society rather than pure capability.” However, not much can be found about Hawking talking about global government. He didn’t seem to be with that.
“We need to employ effective management in all areas of its development,” he said. “We stand on a threshold of a brave new world. It is an exciting, if precarious place to be and you are the pioneers,” he said to an audience of scientists.
The man was not a naturalist to the point where he wanted to avoid all potentially dangerous technology, and he said humans may need to leave planet Earth in 100 years and things like that, but he did have more of a concern for the dark side of technology than most people of influence.
Rest in peace Stephen Hawking, one man who stood against the grain of technology that has a high potential for abuse against civilians. The world needs scientists that are willing to question everything, including the people who fund them.
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