Stephen Hawkins was one of the most respected scientists in the world for his contributions to physics and cosmology.
Although, he had a pessimistic view of the world and everything in it and he made some very terrifying predictions on how and when our world will meet its demise.
Genetically Modified Vaccines Will Backfire On Us
Scientists now know how to treat illnesses using genetically engineered viruses; they have also discovered more uses for these viruses.
For example, researchers intended to make viral cells that could annihilate cancer cells but ended up with one that combats alcoholism.
They put some information into the brain cells that control an alcoholic’s drinking urge. Scientists nowadays can combine several viruses into a single shot and do as they please with it.
Aliens Will Invade Our Planet
Hawkins believed in extraterrestrial life and this led to his founding of the multiverse theory.
He believes the big bang that led to the formation of our earth also created other planets and there isn't much evidence that we humans on earth are the only intelligent beings alive in the universe.
Hawkins believed that someday, aliens are going to spot our world, make a pit stop, and either study us like lab rats or destroy our planet.
Robots Will Replace Humans
Although Hawkins lived his life depending on machines and AI, he didn't trust them at all.
He warned that these robots are capable of becoming man's worst invention if developed further and they may decide to take off on their own and redesign themselves.
When this happens, the robots being way faster, smarter, and more efficient than humans, may decide to just kick us out of the planet.
Nowadays, AI has become a very important aspect of our lives, maybe more and despite Hawkins warning, more and more developments and advancements continue to be poured into these robots.
Nuclear Weapons Will Destroy Humanity
Humans, according to Hawkins, have a tendency to be irrational and this has led to several technological advancements in military equipment and nuclear weapons.
Since we have refused to change our irrationality, we already have weapons that will annihilate us as a race and cause the humans on earth to self-destruct.