After the news of Hawking’s death was announced, many people were shocked. Although Hawking suffered from muscular dystrophy at the age of 21, he still did not give up his life and made a great contribution to the field of physics.
After Hawking’s death, a book he wrote before his death predicted that DNA mutation would lead to superhuman. What’s the matter?
What’s Hawking’s superhuman warning about?
Hawking is one of the greatest physicists in modern times. Although he is paralyzed, unable to speak, and has only three fingers, he has made great contributions to the field of physics in his lifetime.
On March 14, 2018, Hawking passed away at the age of 76, which shocked the world. His death has aroused many people’s deep thinking, especially Hawking’s predictions when he was alive.
According to British media reports, the late British physicist Stephen Hawking wrote his last book, short answers to big questions, which will be on sale on October 16. This is his last spiritual legacy to mankind.
In the book, Hawking expresses his worry that human beings will discover the technology of improving intelligence through genetic modification in this century, and become super human through DNA mutation.
Superhuman threat to humanity?
1. Modified gene
Hawking suggests that the rich will soon be able to choose to edit their own and their children’s DNA, making them “Superman” with stronger memory, disease resistance, intelligence and longer life span.
2. Race race
Hawking said in the book that once rich people have the opportunity to change the DNA of their offspring, there will be a new race.
3. Living space
The children of upper class society will become a new race with more wisdom, longer life and higher immunity, while the living space of ordinary people will be squeezed, or even destroyed by new species.
4. Extinction or extinction
“Unreformed human beings” may not be able to compete, gradually disappear, or become “unimportant”. At that time, human beings will start the competition of “self design”. Hawking worried that once the rich had the opportunity to change their children’s DNA, there would be a race of new races, which might destroy the survival of ordinary people. He believes that the emergence of “high-quality” human beings will lead ordinary people to form special lower castes or die out completely.
Why do super humans start with the rich?
1. Improve physical fitness
In his book, Hawking predicts that human beings will discover the technology of improving intelligence by modifying genes in this century. In order to improve the physique, people may put money into DNA mutation in the future and become “super human”.
2. Rich or not
Previously, a netizen summarized that the characteristics of the superheroes in Marvel are “money depends on technology, no money depends on variation”. According to Hawking’s prediction, if you don’t have money, you can’t even think about variation.
“The law may prohibit genetic modification of humans, but some people may not resist the temptation to improve human characteristics such as memory, disease resistance and longevity.” Hawking wrote.
4. Survival risk
In 2015, Hawking said that humans will need to leave the earth to ensure the long-term survival of our species. He believes that human beings will one day understand the mind of “God” by understanding all the laws governing the universe, and this understanding will be realized within 20 years.
If human species are confined to one planet for a long time, there will be risks. Planetary collision or nuclear war will make all human beings extinct. If they can spread to outer space and establish independent colonies, then the future of human beings will be guaranteed.