Stephen Hawking's Final Warning: Superhumans With Altered DNA Will Conquer Earth

British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London Wednesday Aug. 29 2012. Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that

The book, which Mr Hawking was working on at the time of his death, is titled "Brief Answers to Big Questions".

The astronomer Lord Rees, who was a friend of Hawking at Cambridge University but often disagreed with his peer, noted that a sperm bank in California offering only "elite" sperm, including from Nobel prize-winners, closed due to lack of demand.

"We are now entering a new phase of what might be called self-designed evolution, in which we will be able to change and improve our DNA", Hawking writes.

In its latest forecast Stephen Hawking writes that in the future rich people will be able to modify their own DNA genome and their children to improve memory, mental abilities, ward off disease and increase life expectancy.

The eminent cosmologist, who had motor neurone disease and died in March, had his final public thoughts broadcast at a special event to launch his last book, Brief Answers To The Big Questions.

Professor Stephen Hawking believes that space colonization is the new era for humans and it will be totally possible with the minds and technology we have today. If the human race manages to redesign itself, it will probably spread out and colonise other planets and stars.

Hawking warned that education and science are "in danger now more than ever before".

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The intelligent design in the natural world all around us - a tiger's stripes, a seahorse's spiny tail, an infant's tiny fingernails, a comet streaking through the night sky - all of these and more are proof of a loving God who pours His artistry out constantly for humanity's enjoyment and wonder.

Hawkings wrote, "I am sure that during this century people will discover how to modify both intelligence and instincts such as aggression".

"With Brexit and Trump now exerting new forces in relation to immigration and the development of education, we are witnessing a global revolt against experts, and that includes scientists", Hawking said.

But towards the end of this life, he grew increasingly vocal about future problems the world might face. Add to that the potential threat from nuclear weapons and the rapid rise of robotic and machine intelligence, and the future couldn't look any gloomier.

Even though Hawking said he didn't believe in a personal God, if there was one, the scientist said, he had a question for Him.

"This leads me to a profound realization: there is probably no heaven and afterlife either".

Hawking says the simplest explanation is that God does not exist and there is no reliable evidence for an afterlife, though people could live on through their influence and genes. "Do we really want cheap A.I. weapons to become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow, sold to criminals and terrorists on the black market?"

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