Wealthy will create ‘superhuman race’: Stephen Hawking essays reveal dark prediction

Professor Stephen Hawking as a ballot for tickets to the Westminster Abbey service of thanksgiving for the world-renowned cosmologist has opened to the public. PRESS ASSOCIATION

Although Hawking was known for his work on cosmology and black holes, his final book is a "reflection of his humanity" and his hopes that unsafe new technologies could not just destroy, but also unite and revolutionise human life.

Ever the scientist, Hawking points out that the reason for believing there is no God is simply a lack of evidence. "I can say with confidence that their future will depend more on science and technology than any previous generation's has done", Hawking said.

Along with his warnings, he said Donald Trump's USA presidency and Britain's vote to leave the European Union were part of "a global revolt against experts", adding: "That includes scientists".

Global warming, overpopulation, species extinction, deforestation and the degradation of the oceans were just some of the challenges science had to meet, he said.

How do we shape the future? In it the scientist fears that the wealthy inhabitants of the Earth will be able to modify DNA to increase intelligence, increase life expectancy and improve health and memory. If the human race manages to redesign itself, it will probably spread out and colonise other planets and stars. His dire prediction continued that those being outpaced in the human development race will either die out or become unimportant, leaving "a race of self-designing beings who are improving at an ever-increasing rate".

Climate change. One "big question" that Hawking answers is whether God exists.

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The renowned theoretical physicist, who died in March this year, made the grim prediction in a collection of essays and articles recently published by the UK's Sunday Times, prior to the release of a book containing a collection of writings by Dr Hawking.

Hawking's daughter Lucy, who attended the book launch, said hearing her father's unmistakable voice had been "very emotional".

With tears in her eyes, Lucy Hawking listened to her father's narration over an animation explaining his insights into the paradoxes of black holes: a problem that he was investigating - and publishing research on - right up to his death.

Prof Hawking's ashes have been interred at Westminster Abbey between the remains of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

"It feels sometimes like he's still here because we talk about him and hear his voice - and then we have the reminder that he's left us".

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