How Stephen Hawking Thinks The World Will End Comes In A Variety Of Terrifying Ways

-/AFP/Getty Images In recent years theoretical scientist Stephen Hawking has become a bit of a downer. His warning that continued development of artificial intelligence spells trouble for mankind was akin to the call of a sad trombone for those of us excited to see what Roomba, the vacuum cleaning robot, would evolve in to. The scientist’s latest prediction? That humankind is it’s own worst enemy. Hawking said man could destroy the world within the next 10,000 years through continued advancements in science and technology while speaking at the BBC’s annual Reith Lectures earlier this month. The end of the world has long been a morbid obsession for humans, with dozens of films focusing on an apocalypse or imagining a post-apocalyptic world rolling out to theaters with some regularity every decade…


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