We have LESS than 100 YEARS to save the human race.
The theoretical physicist identified artificial intelligence (AI), nuclear war and genetically-engineered viruses as just some of the man-made problems that pose an imminent threat to humanity.And the 74-year-old said that as we rapidly advance in these fields, there will be “new ways things can go wrong”.
2AI is one threat to humanity
We are at a point in history where we are “trapped” by our own advances, with humanity increasingly at risk from man-made threats but without technology sophisticated enough to escape from Earth in the event of a cataclysm.
He warned: “Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years.”By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.