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Inside The Mind of Stephen Hawking

Updated on October 12, 2016

Stephen Hawking (Oxford, England)

Stephen Hawking is a cosmologist, theoretical physicist, author and he also works at the University of Cambridge among many other activities he pursues.
Stephen Hawking is a cosmologist, theoretical physicist, author and he also works at the University of Cambridge among many other activities he pursues. | Source

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Education and an Injury

Stephen Hawking has had lots of schooling. He first started college at University College, Oxford and in 1966 he achieved a PHD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Hawking is currently the Director of Research at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. This only scratches the surface of what this man has earned in higher learning.

During his college years, Hawking began to slowly suffer from and develop ALS or Motor Neurone disease. A slang term for it was Lou Gehrig's disease. First he had slurred speech and he would fall off balance and sometimes he would stumble to the ground. Over the years he has became speechless, using a machine to translate his text into real audio. This strong willed man has not let his diseases stop him.

Stephen Hawking: Born 1/8/1942

Stephen Hawking is famous for many things but "Hawking Radiation" and the "Penrose-Hawking Theorems" are his most known works to date.
Stephen Hawking is famous for many things but "Hawking Radiation" and the "Penrose-Hawking Theorems" are his most known works to date. | Source

Just Some of Hawking's Awards

Hughes Medal
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Albert Einsten Award
Wolf Prize
Adams Prize
RAS Gold Medal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen Hawking has won many awards and I am sure plenty more await him.

Space Flight and A.I. is the Next Frontier

In Hawking's mind the earth only has so long before it ends so we have to build cities in outer space on other planets. Hawking believes that Artificial Intelligence is required to sustain human life but he warns of Super A.I. which could end up with robots becoming smarter than humans and taking over. This scenario sounds farfetched but it could be closer to reality than we think.

It could be an asteroid or nuclear war even but eventually earth will crumble and human life will need a new place or new space, should I say, in order to survive and not fade into the abyss. Elon Musk of Space X, Boeing and NASA are already on a quest to visit Mars and to one day populate the red planet.

Stephen Hawking (Suffers from ALS)

Mr. Hawking is paralyzed but he uses a special speaking machine that he controls a cheek muscle and it translates his thoughts into audio words.
Mr. Hawking is paralyzed but he uses a special speaking machine that he controls a cheek muscle and it translates his thoughts into audio words. | Source

Alien Life?

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Overachiever and Personal Beliefs

Not only does Stephen Hawking not let his handicap get him down but he overcomes and excels with only the use of a single cheek muscle. Hawking has been studying, teaching and performing speeches and lectures for decades and he is not slowing down with time.

Sir Stephen Hawking is an Atheist as he has said that there is no God. Hawking believes science can solve and explain all things. Hawking is also not a fan of Philosophy and he has said that it was dead. When it comes to his theories they are based on facts and evidence. Anything less than proof is not the real deal.

The Theory of Everything Movie Trailer (Video)

Other Worlds

Aliens

Hawking's Thoughts on Aliens

Stephen Hawking definitely believes their are Aliens in space and he constantly warns of the dangers of possibly ever contacting them. Sometimes you have to be careful what you ask for because Hawking's believes we could be purged and the aliens could want to inhabit earth or at the very least get needed resources from it. Landing on a populated planet could result in us being seen as invaders and then the alien life can destroy us with ease.

Tattooed Hawking

This person really loves Stephen Hawking. So much so that they got him inked on their body. A tattoo version of the Cosmos master, how cool?!
This person really loves Stephen Hawking. So much so that they got him inked on their body. A tattoo version of the Cosmos master, how cool?! | Source

Stephen Hawking Books: A Brief Look

This is a top 10 list of his best works. Although he has written more than twice that many and counting. I have never read any of his books but they mostly get outstanding reviews.

1. A Brief History of Time: Published 1987

2. The Universe in a Nutshell: Published 2001

3. Black Holes and Baby Universes: 1993

4. God Created The Integers: 2005

5. The Future of Spacetime: 2002

6. The Grand Design: 2010

7. What's Out There: Images from Here To the Edge of the Universe: Published 2005

8. Solving the Mysteries of the Universe: Published 2013

9. Three Hundred Years of Gravitation: Published 1987

10. A Briefer History of Time: Published 2001

Stephen Hawking Experiences Space Life

Stephen Hawking is seen here with NASA getting to experiences space life while floating and seeming to enjoy the experience all the while.
Stephen Hawking is seen here with NASA getting to experiences space life while floating and seeming to enjoy the experience all the while.

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Stephen Hawking's Birthplace (Oxford, England)

Is A.I. on its Way?

Artificial Intelligence is on its way whether we like it or not according to Stephen Hawking it is needed for human survival.
Artificial Intelligence is on its way whether we like it or not according to Stephen Hawking it is needed for human survival. | Source

Hollywood & Hawking

Stephen Hawking has starred in or been portrayed in lots of film and television. In 1993 Hawking was in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has been on cartoons such as Family Guy, Futurama and The Simpsons.

Hawking is a mainstay on television and he is widely known worldwide from his brilliant works and from his television portrayals and appearances. His name has been used during films and sitcoms like Seinfeld.

Stephen Hawking (Video)

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a film about Stephen Hawking's personal and professional life and works. It was released in theaters everywhere in 2014.
The Theory of Everything is a film about Stephen Hawking's personal and professional life and works. It was released in theaters everywhere in 2014. | Source

Final Thoughts on Mr. Hawking

My opinion, overall anyway, of Stephen Hawking is that he is a very smart man and we should put stock into what he says.He has a high I.Q., he is well educated and he studies what he talks about constantly. I am not saying he is perfect or right about everything but his voice should be listened to. As far as A.I. becoming super A.I. and taking the world over similar to the film called "I Robot" is a scary thought indeed.

Please share your thoughts on Stephen Hawking in the comments section. I would love to hear your opinions on this remarkable man.

Stephen Hawking Lecture (Video)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 11 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      I've seen him on television and have often wondered what caused his disability, so thank you for that explanation.