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‘Hawk’ing The ‘Unknown’ Stephen

Stephen Hawking, an idiosyncratic Cambridge astrophysicist who sought to know the universe in modern time than no other.

Stephen Hawking astrophysicist

Stephen Hawking, an idiosyncratic Cambridge astrophysicist who sought to know the universe in modern time than no other. His theories, notes or papers demanded academicians on their feet.

On this day, where an “Ultra-Terrestrial” intellect mind rests in a humanly coffin, I try to confront the world before Big Bang through my novice mind.

The Big Bang?

In one of his last public media appearances he laid out his theory on the beginning of the universe and the truth about what happened before the Big Bang.

“The boundary condition of the universe … is that it has no boundary,” Hawking told fellow physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson on his Star Talk show, which went to air earlier this month.

In other words, there is no time before time began as time was always there. It was just different.

As he explained, amid the almost infinitely small quantum foam of the singularity before the Big Bang, time existed in a ‘bent’” state. It was distorted along another dimension — always getting fractionally closer to, but never becoming nothing.

So there never was a Big Bang that created something from nothing. It just looks that way from our point of perspective.

Artificial Intelligence – The Wrong Hand Can Destruct Humanity

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could sideline and “destroy” its human creators if engineers cannot get a grip on the ethics behind it, Professor Stephen Hawking warned last year.

 Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the theoretical physicist said AI has the potential to be the best or worst thing humanity has ever seen and the scary reality is we just don’t know which yet.

“We cannot know if we will be infinitely helped by AI or ignored by it and sidelined, or conceivably destroyed by it,” he said.

The Cambridge professor said while AI could be hugely beneficial for reducing poverty, disease and restoring the natural environment, it’s impossible 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.”

 In 2016, Hawking was speaking at the opening of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI) at Cambridge University where he warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”, and praised the creation of an academic institute dedicated to researching the future of intelligence as “crucial to the future of our civilisation and our species”.

“We spend a great deal of time studying history,” Hawking said, “which, let’s face it, is mostly the history of stupidity. So it’s a welcome change that people are studying instead the future of intelligence.”

Stephen Hawking

Making Universe a Literary Art of Interest

His most affluent work is the best seller A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes which has sold more than 9 million copies — although it’s no easy read. In fact, it’s been called “the least-read best-seller ever”.  The manuscript is a slender but extremely dense 100 pages, describing the quest for the holy grail of science – one theory that could unite two separate fields that worked individually but wholly independent of each other.

o Among his other books are:

— “George and the Unbreakable Code” and other stories: Written by Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, this was a series of illustrated children’s books to explain “secret keys to the universe” to younger readers. The books deal with complex topics including the Big Bang.

— “My Brief History”: A very personal memoir published in 2013 in which Hawking deals among other things with his childhood, his evolution as a thinker and scientist, the impact of his ALS diagnosis when he was 21 and the ways in which the prospect of an early death affected his work.

— “The Grand Design”: Hawking said this 2010 book co-written with American physicist Leonard Mlodinow was intended to address important unanswered questions such as why there is a universe and whether the universe needed a creator and designer. Hawking said his thinking had been influenced by significant advancements in physics that had followed publication of “A Brief History of Time.”

— “On the Shoulders of Giants,” published in 2003, sees Hawking writing about the great astronomers and physicists who preceded them, presenting in a single volume a vast history of the field that makes heavy use of original papers by Einstein, Copernicus, Newton and many others. Hawking puts each in context and explains their role in altering the course of science as mankind moved out of the Middle Ages.

— “Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays”: This bestselling 1994 collection includes a mix of personal and scientific essays.

The Unknown Hawking

Stephen Hawking had a quirky interest over, “More than Science” as he actively partook on Television shows and did have this humor intact. He appeared as himself on chat shows and TV series including Star Trek and The Big Bang Theory, and also appeared in comedy sketches.

Few Shows like: Killing Little Britain’s Lou, Auditioning for a New Voice, Running over Brian Cox and not backing from cartons, Stephen was well accepted in Simpsons.

Though his life Hawking had people who were influenced by his nonpareil interest and academics same was his last assistant, Brian Whitt who could in a cinch decipher the sounds.

The Last Theory of Everything

Legendary scientist Stephen Hawking prolonging a motor neurone disease, died at the age of 76. The legend has three(3) children named, Lucy, Robert and Tim. The physicist suffered from a debilitating neurological disorder, became one of the most famous voices in the sciences even as he communicated via a synthesized-speech box. Despite contracting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 1963 and being given two years to live, Hawking continued his work and was named the Lucasian Professor at Cambridge in 1979 — the chair once held by Isaac Newton in 1663.

Hawking said belief in a God who intervenes in the universe “to make sure the good guys win or get rewarded in the next life” was wishful thinking.

By the end, he had lost almost all control over every muscle in his body.


Niloy Banerjee

A generic movie-buff, passionate and professional with print journalism, serving editorial verticals on Technical and B2B segments, crude rover and writer on business happenings, spare time playing physical and digital forms of games; a love with philosophy is perennial as trying to archive pebbles from the ocean of literature. Lastly, a connoisseur in making and eating palatable cuisines.

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