Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that technology needs to be controlled or it will destroy the entire human race one day.
The world famous physicist suggested that we need to establish a way of detecting threats quickly before they have a chance to soar.
Speaking to The Times, he explained: “Since civilisation began, aggression has been useful in as much as it has definite survival advantages.
“It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution.
“Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason.”
He believes that for the job, some kinds of world government could be ideal, but shows concern for some possible problems.
“But that might become a tyranny,” he added.
“All this may sound a bit doom-laden but I am an optimist. I think the human race will rise to meet these challenges.”
Back in November, Stephen Hawking warned if human beings don’t escape the ‘fragile’ Earth, they could be extinct within 1,000 years.
Speaking at an address to the Oxford University Union, he said that nuclear wars, malicious artificial intelligence, as well as man-made viruses caused the risks, which could mean mankind’s days on this planet are numbered.
As Daily Mail reported, he insisted listeners that they should follow an interest in space travel to make the human race secured among the stars.
“Perhaps one day we will be able to use gravitational waves to look back into the heart of the Big Bang,” he said.
“Most recent advances in cosmology have been achieved from space where there are uninterrupted views of our Universe but we must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity.”
“I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping our fragile planet.”
A team of scientists led by professor Hawking is exploring a possible ‘alien megastructure’, which is orbiting a distant star.
In order to find out whether aliens are responsible for the mysterious behavior of a star called KIC8462852, or Tabby’s Star, professor Stephen Hawking is leading a £81 million project.