Stephen Hawking Predicted That Genetically Engineered Superhumans Could Destroy Humanity

October 17, 2018

(Newsweek) – Before his death in March of this year, Stephen Hawking warned that genetic engineering could lead to the rise of a superhuman species, with disastrous consequences for the rest of humanity. The stark message is just one of many predictions outlined in the renowned theoretical physicist’s new book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, which was published today. According to the publishers, Hawking was regularly asked for his thoughts on the “big questions” by scientists, tech entrepreneurs, senior business figures, political leaders and the general public.

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