Brief answers to the big questions

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The world-famous cosmologist and #1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe's biggest questions in this brilliant posthumous work. How did the universe begin? Will humanity survive on Earth? Is there intelligent life beyond our solar system? Could artificial intelligence ever outsmart us? Throughout his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of the universe and unravelled some of its greatest mysteries. But even as his theoretical work on black holes, imaginary time and multiple histories took his mind to the furthest reaches of space, Hawking always believed that science could also be used to fix the problems on our planet. And now, as we face potentially catastrophic changes here on Earth - from climate change to dwindling natural resources to the threat of artificial super-intelligence - Stephen Hawking turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind. Wide-ranging, intellectually stimulating, passionately argued, and infused with his characteristic humour, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the final book from one of the greatest minds in history, is a personal view on the challenges we face as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. A percentage of all royalties will go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
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Professor Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist, an influential author and thinker,and a great popular communicator. Throughout his career he was asked questions bybusiness leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, academics and the general public on a broadrange of subjects, from the origins of the universe to the future of the planet.BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS brings together his thinking on the mosttimeless and the most-timely questions in science:Where did we come from?What is inside a black hole?Is there other intelligent life in the universe?How will we survive on earth?How can we colonise space?Will we ever be able to go beyond the Solar System?For both the scientific and the intellectually curious, this book celebrates the mind,humour, and achievements of one of the most inspiring figures in recent history.The book will include an Afterword from Lucy Hawking and a percentage of all royaltieswill go to the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation.
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