People care about what Stephen Hawking thinks because he is supposed to be so smart. People shouldn’t.
I don’t care how much of a genius he is as a theoretical physicist, what Stephen Hawking thinks about human society is simply stupid. Our latest insight into what Stephen Hawking thinks came from a statement he made about world government and technology. The Independent reports,
The world-renowned physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, believes we need to establish a way of identifying threats quickly, before they have a chance to escalate.
“Since civilisation began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” he told The Times.
“It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this…