Physicist Stephen Hawking believes that technology might now be our biggest mankind threat. I believe prior, he felt it was aliens who might move in and possess nefarious agendas. He also believes climate change is going to destroy us. Now, it might be your iPhone or the pokemon app and he’s got a solution in mind: more government control.
Specifically, a world government, according to The Times.
“Since civilization began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages. 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 inherited instinct by our logic and reason.”
“You’re probably not an evil ant-hater who steps on ants out of malice,” he went on to say.
But it was his “solution” which created the most buzz, particularly within liberty-loving communities. Hawking went full-Gates on us and suggested we need further subjugation in order to defeat our technological enemy.
“some form of world government,” he said.
I can hardly think of a worse solution to any issue than forming a world government. This sounds as if Hawking has been sharing morning brunches with Bill Gates. I can’t imagine how much Gates is salivating over hearing this news.
Hawking’s rhetoric is a deep cut to the values we as Americans hold close to our hearts. And well, it is ridiculous to willingly ask to be further enslaved by the system. Fortunately, Hawking’s accomplishments in time travel theory will likely be more what he’s remembered for.