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Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Becomes A Hologram, Warns Against Wilful Ignorance

Professor Stephen Hawking.Intel Free Press/Flickr

Professor Stephen Hawking has got to be the single most famous physicist in the world and he recently appeared as a hologram in Hong Kong. Aside from answering a few questions about various topics in his field, the famed scientist also warned the audience against the rising trend of fake news. He then expressed his frustration at the blatant disregard by world leaders of the expertise of scientists.

On March 24, Prof. Hawking appeared as a startlingly life-like hologram in front of a crowd in Hong Kong while his real body was sitting in his Cambridge home, ScienceAlert reports. During the event, he talked about black holes, exoplanets, and lots of things space-related. He also touched on the proliferation of “Fake News” and what appears to be a “global revolt against experts.”

Prof. Hawking was largely talking about the tendency of politicians to ignore the facts presented by scientists with regards to the environmental damaged caused by human greed. As a result, forests and oceans are only getting more polluted, putting the future of humanity at risk. According to the English intellectual, people should be investing in science and technology more, especially now.

"We spend a great deal of time studying history, which, let's face it, is mostly the history of stupidity," Hawking said during the event. "So it's a welcome change that people are studying instead the future of intelligence."

At 75 years old, Prof. Hawking surpassed the limitations set by his doctors when they told him that his disease would kill him when he turned 25, Futurism reports. On that note, it’s clear that even with his resilient nature, the world will eventually mourn the loss of one of its most brilliant minds.

3D holographic technology provides hope, with a digital Stephen Hawking being quite possible, complete with all of his work. As for his warnings, only time will tell if humanity lives up to Prof. Hawking’s expectations.

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