Hawking Says Future
Humans May Be Cyborgs
Stephen Hawking, considered by many to be among the brightest minds alive today, has been issuing
some dire threats about future of life on this planet.
After expressing concern about a looming destruction of the
planet by man-induced global warming, Hawking has now added new probabilities to his doomsday scenario. He warns of the possibility
that in our quest to find ultimate biological and chemical weapons we will create a doomsday bug that will destroy the human
race. He also believes there is a possibility that machines may someday attempt to control us.
With deadly bugs like
E-bola and military smallpox around, many scientists believe that a doomsday device is already here. All it is going to take
is one madman, like the guys who flew those commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, to release
In an interview with Roger Highfield, of the London Telegraph, Hawking said he felt the colonization of other
planets might be the only hope for mankind.
"In the long term, I am more worried about biology," Hawking said. "Nuclear
weapons need large facilities, but genetic engineering can be done in a small lab. You can't regulate every lab in the world.
The danger is that either by accident or design, we create a virus that destroys us.
"I don't think the human race
will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a
single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars," Hawking said.
It is interesting to note that Hawking,
a professor of mathematics at Cambridge University, says genetic engineering for new bodies will probably be needed to make
humans capable of surviving the rigors of space travel. He suggests that we develop cyborgs, or humans with computers linked
to their brains.
This is the very thing our son, Aaron C. Donahue, sees when he remote views our future. He believes
humans will continue to live on this planet for a while, even after its ecology fails and are forced to go underground to
live. But to remain here, Donahue says we must develop new silicone-based bodies to replace the carbon-based bodies we now
occupy. He also sees a type of super human, with bodies capable of withstanding extreme temperature changes and high solar
radiation bombardments. We also will have computers linked to the brain.
Why would we have computers wired into the
brain? In another interview with the German magazine Focus, Hawking said that because of the speed of advances in computer
technology, he foresees a time when intelligent machines will be smarter than humans and will have the capability of taking
over the world.
Sounds like an old plot from a B-rated science fiction movie doesn't it?
But Hawking is dead
serious about this.
Because technology is advancing so fast, Hawking said "computers double their performance every
month." He warned that humans, in contrast, are developing much more slowly. They are either going to change their DNA and
develop the capability of using the full potential of their brain, or be left behind.
"The danger is very real," the
Hawking said he believes that through careful manipulation of human genes, humans can raise the complexity
of their personal DNA and awaken the sleeping parts of their brains.
Hawking, a victim of ALS, a motor neuron disease
that leaves him dependent on machines, finds it easy to consider the concept of cyborg technology, with direct links between
human brains and computers.
"We must develop as quickly as possible technologies that make possible a direct connection
between brain and computer, so that artificial brains contribute to human intelligence rather than opposing it."
scientific community is already looking into the possibilities of genetic engineering and human interaction with machines.
But there is strong opposition from the religious sector. Ethicists are urging caution and saying that humans have no business
playing God through genetic engineering.
Sounds like our slave masters, the Annunocki, talking to me. This alien race
has gone to great lengths to keep the main part of our brains shut down. It is my belief that they aren't going to let us
escape their clutches without a fight.