From the grave, Stephen Hawking warns that science and education are in danger around the world.
The words of the scientist, who died in March at age 76, were broadcast in London during the presentation of his latest book, “Brief Answers To The Big Questions”.
Stephen Hawking warned that science and education “are more dangerous than ever.” He said that the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States and the vote in Great Britain to leave the European Union is part of “a global rebellion against the experts, which includes the scientists”.
Recognizing that science still had to overcome enormous challenges in the world – climate change, overpopulation, extinction of species, deforestation, and degradation of the oceans, among others – the physicist urged young people to “raise their eyes to the stars, do not lower it to the feet”.
“Try to make sense of what you see and ask yourself what makes the universe exist,” he said. “It is important that they do not give up. Unleash your imagination. Form the future.”
Hawking was also known for his book ‘A Brief History of Time’ and had also served as the Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
What happened to Stephen Hawking?
Stephen Hawking lived for more than five decades with a disorder of the motor neurons that left him paralyzed and forced him to communicate through a voice-generating computer.
Hawking’s progressive neurodegenerative disease condemned him to be prostrate in a special chair for him. In 1985 he lost his voice and since then communicates through a voice synthesizer. Thanks to this computer he was able to continue offering lectures and divulging his knowledge. He believed that the future of humanity was in space and his auguries were somewhat catastrophic.
The brightest star Stephen Hawking died on March 14 at the age of 76, which is celebrated as National Pi Day. 14th March the birthday of physicist Albert Einstein. In June, his ashes were buried in Westminster Abbey between the tombs of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.
His daughter Lucy, who attended the presentation, said that listening to her father’s unmistakable voice was “very moving.”
“I separated because my eyes were filled with tears,” she said. “Sometimes I feel that he’s still here because we talk about him and we listen to his voice and we see images of him, and then we’re reminded he left us.”