Have you ever heard of the “death list?” It is a very strange website that has been around longer than probably 99.9% of websites on the Internet. Founded in 1987, the insensitive online list places celebrities, royal family members, world leaders and such on a list predicting their deaths each year.
The list predicted the deaths of David Rockefeller and Hugh Hefner last year, and this year they accurately predicted the death of Stephen Hawking already.
It is unclear whether or not the old, and kind of sickly Stephen Hawking was on the list during previous years, as his death would be an easy one to predict.
Above the list for 2018, the website said:
“Below you will find a list of 50 celebrities which our expert committee has selected with the expectation they will die during 2018.”
According to Unilad:
“In 2017, the site predicted the deaths of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, TV legend Bruce Forsyth, actress Liz Dawn (aka Vera Duckworth), murderer Ian Brady, singer Fats Domino and boxer Jake LaMotta among others.
Each year, only ’25 candidates can reappear’ from the previous year’s list.”
The website predicted these deaths, before 2018 even started:
“Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood, Professor Stephen Hawking, footballer Paul Gascoigne, actress and singer Olivia Newton-John, actress June Brown (Dot, from Eastenders), Dick Van Dyke, and Prince Philip.”
What could explain this website accurately predicting deaths?
One possibility is that the owner of the website is technologically savvy, which would explain why it was created in 1987, and therefore through some kind of logical process or perhaps algorithm the Death List is able to predict celebrity deaths.
On a much more conspiratorial note, what if in the culture of Hollywood and the world of people in positions of influence, certain people were ritualistically sacrificed annually, and the person who makes the Death List has an idea of who these people will be each year? Plenty of people theorize about this.
Or, there is of course the modest possibility that it is just a coincidence the site predicted the death of Stephen Hawking.
Rest in peace Stephen Hawking, and thank you for actually standing up against the threat of artificial intelligence.