Stephen Hawking compared the coming of aliens to the bloody discovery of America

January 6, 2012 16:55

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The famous physicist urged not to communicate with the aliens.
The famous British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has called to do the colonization of space, but avoid contact with aliens.

"Come into contact with an alien civilization — a very risky business. If aliens decided to visit the Earth, the effects can be comparable to those that occurred when Europeans discovered America. For indigenous people of the Americas is opening a disaster "- said Hawking.

However, he believes that in order to survive, humanity must take space colonization, as our planet in the next thousand years, is likely to face the consequences of major disasters, such as nuclear war or global warming.

"I believe that we can create a fully viable colonies on Mars and other objects in the solar system, — he said. — Thanks to new scientific discoveries, people will be able to go beyond the solar system to distant parts of the universe. "

Stephen Hawking suffers from motor neurone disease, confined to a wheelchair and speaks through a voice synthesizer.

Today, his assistant said that 70-year-old Hawking has recently begun to atrophy muscle cheeks, which involved a synthesizer, so that they can lose their last opportunity to communicate with the world.

"There are bad days, when we can obtain from it only one word per minute," — said the assistant Judith Krousdell, adding that the speech synthesizer will try to get by with the help of new technology.

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