Stephen hawking has hawkish view on humanity. We have just 100 yrs and man should move to another planet. His hawkish view may not be that right but no one would disagree that humanity has definite end date. The threat is real.
“With climate change, overdue asteroid strikes, epidemics and population growth, our own planet is increasingly precarious.”- Stephen hawking
Main problem is artificial intelligence and its rise. Whatever a brain can think and execute, artificial intelligence can do it much better. It is now being used in large scale manufacturing as well as specialized area like share trading.
Stephen hawking has reduced his clock from 1000 yrs to 100 yrs due to rise in Artificial intelligence. Despite its current usefulness, he cautioned, further developing A.I. could prove a fatal mistake.
Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, recently gave his own warning. Ma warns humanity that new technology and the internet could cause a decade of pain to society due to disconnection. Jack Ma says the best CEO will be a ROBOT in 30 years .
As per Stephen hawking - "Once humans develop artificial intelligence, it will take off on its own and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate, Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn't compete and would be superseded." Aggressive instincts and fast-paced technological development would trigger a nuclear or biological war.
Billionaire Elon Musk had his own warning for global society. He warns that humans risk becoming useless in the age of artificial intelligence or AI. Problem is simple, if everything machine will do, then what is need of man.
Man vs machine is not new but that machine could not think. Here machine could think and optimize much better than human. Every technology has advantage and disadvantage. Any risky technology like gene editing , human cloning or artificial intelligence should work to benefit human not to substitute them.
Mankind has no alternative on date. Any colonization of mars will take approximate 30-40 yrs. Any movement on mars by man will be controlled by human on Earth. If no man on earth, mars will be dead end. It will take 1000,000 yrs to make Mars air breathable. If we can colonize any planet, we can reestablish earth too.
Humanity needs new approach to survive.