Brief Answers to the Big Questions
PreviewHumanity has relied on science to provide the answers to life’s fundamental questions. Hawking has attempted to provide insight into the world’s big questions, such as the origins of the universe, the existence of other life forms, the future of technology, and the survival of humanity. The universe is subjected to a series of fundamental natural laws, which govern everything around us. However, there is still much in the universe that remains a mystery, such as the possibility for time travel, the ability to predict the future, or the information paradox of black holes. Space exploration may be the best option for the future of humanity, while Artificial Intelligence may be humanity’s downfall if the ethics of creating superintelligent AI are not seriously considered now. A strong scientific understanding of the origins and life on our universe is the most important tool for helping humanity continue to grow and thrive.
About the AuthorStephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author of the bestseller A Brief History of Time. He was the former research director at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, and a notable public figure in popular culture.
Hawking was educated at University College, Oxford, and received his PhD in applied mathematics and theoretical physics from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He made significant contributions to the field of quantum gravity and quantum mechanics, particularly to the understanding of black holes.
Hawking passed away in March of 2018. This book was published posthumously.