Humans must control aggression or face demise: Hawking says

Humans must control aggression or face demise: Hawking says

With the quick pace of technological advancements, humans must control their aggressive instincts if they want to survive, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking said.

In a recently-published interview, the renowned English physicist said that the issue lies in the instincts that humans have honed during the process of evolution to survive thus far.

He explained that while aggression gave humans definite survival advantages, it must be controlled now as technology has advanced so much that aggression might destroy the whole human race by nuclear or biological war.

Speaking on the topic, he said, “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.”

Mr. Hawking also suggested that a world government can help in controlling the aggressive instincts, though such a government might become a tyranny.

It is not the first time that Mr. Hawking has suggested that humans need to be cautious to ensure their survival. In 2016, he predicted that humanity would likely experience a catastrophic disaster within the next one thousand years that could lead to the demise of humanity if we fail to establish colonies on some other planet.


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