Physicist Stephen – Stephen Hawking and the British government’s former chief scientist Robert – plum and other famous thinkers recently formed a Society for the purpose of drafting a possible risk of apocalyptic destruction of mankind list.
According to foreign media reports on September 18, they are an incredible team of superheroes, the United Kingdom, most thoughtful people now gather together, thinking about how to save our humanity itself. Physicist Stephen – Stephen Hawking and the British government’s former chief scientist Robert – plum and other famous thinkers recently formed a Society for the purpose of drafting a possible risk of apocalyptic destruction of mankind list. The organization at the same time by the British Astronomer Royal Martin worked at Cambridge University – Reese leadership.
From the terrorists through the Internet paralyzing cyber attacks, artificial viruses or bacteria released into the computer killer, they warned the future is very promising. But this at Cambridge University, “there is the danger Research Centre (CSER)” the research work carried out to save the world one day should be helpful. Once these threats are identified, they will want to have a long way to ensure that future humans.
Despite the huge nuclear annihilation and destruction of the Earth asteroids such view is still dominant, but Reese thought to affect the main threat to the survival of mankind now from humans, rather than nature. This consists of up to 27 members of the research group there are other factors to consider extreme climatic conditions, the rapid spread of epidemics, war and food shortages or damage and so on. The organization’s members include the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley scholar.
Reese recently held at the University of Newcastle Science Festival UK said: “The next few decades, but there is a low probability of catastrophic events that could become the focus of political procedure, which is the natural and social scientists plan to Cambridge and Oxford and elsewhere Scientists create a research project, editing a dangerous about these a more complete list and then think of ways to deal with potentially dangerous causes more credible so far, on the response of our proposal is not only large, but also very positive and this the project is still in its infancy, but we are raising funds through a variety of sources, to strengthen international consulting network. ”
Cambridge Research Center hazards that exist two other co-founder of one of the founders of Skype so – Tallinn and Cambridge philosopher Hu – Professor Preiss. This organization is very clear declaration: “Many scientists concerned about the development of human technology will soon propose new destruction of all mankind danger level and our goal is a few well-known intellectual resources as well as the University of Cambridge in the past and present status of the established scientific fame, to ensure that humans have to carry out this task of long-term future. ”
Cambridge University statistician but it is also dangerous research center members David – 斯比格霍特 professor said: “asteroid is an existential threat, but we really can not do too much, to prevent such an event occurrence, we are not fully aware of the threat the technology we dependence on technology makes us more vulnerable to its effects from electricity to food supply and other aspects, we all use the interconnected system, which means that once an error or which part They are destroyed, we will be in trouble in a modern and efficient world, we no longer store food if the food supply for any reason, the destruction of food would run out after 48 hours, causing social unrest. So everyone should be based on the actual situation at home and store some non-perishable food. energy security is also a problem, because we import most of the fuel from abroad, so the possible future resource conflicts. ”
Apocalyptic danger list:
1, intelligent technologies: computer networks may form their own thoughts. Machine may be for their own goals and control over resources, thereby threatening human needs for food and other resources, and ultimately pose a threat to human survival.
2, network attacks: power grids, air traffic control, banking and communications systems rely on the Internet. If these networks due to hostile states or terrorist attacks destroyed, it could result in comprehensive social paralysis.
3, artificial viruses or bacteria: a non-drug solvable artificial super-virus or bacteria escape the laboratory or terrorists released, resulting in millions of people died.
4, the destruction of food supply chains: efficient allocation of the network means that many Western countries only 48-hour food store. Any damage will manufacture snapped hazard that could lead to social unrest.
5, extreme weather: The Earth continues to heat up, reaches a critical point, the process of global warming will become like a snowball, eventually causing irreversible and worsening natural disasters.
6, the rapid spread of the epidemic: “International Travel” has a new meaning, a new mutation of the virus from an animal killer could spread around the world within a few days, the scientists developed a vaccine before the millions of people were killed.
7, the war: increasing population and food resources into the water scarcity situation. Some countries have gone to war to protect or possession of these valuable resources.
8, nuclear disaster: countries with nuclear weapons may be implemented targeted strike, causing full-scale war, so many inhabitants of Earth were killed.
9, the asteroid impact: Scientists believe a giant asteroid hit Earth, causing the extinction of dinosaurs. Some scientists believe that a similar impact event may destroy mankind.