It presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his life. The scientist died while still working on the book. Possibly, this book includes the most controversial of all his affirmations. “There is no God. No one directs the universe,” he writes in “Brief Answers to the Big Questions.” “For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God,” he adds. “I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature,” he added. This is a big question for we, all others. We need to think at this. We must answer if we can believe this. And if we believe, all is changing here, on the Earth.
Several of Hawking other answers create serious problems to accept and understand. “There are forms of intelligent life out there,” he writes. “We need to be wary of answering back until we have developed a bit further.” “Travel back in time can’t be ruled out according to our present understanding,” he says. But he also predicts that “within the next hundred years we will be able to travel to anywhere in the Solar System.” Answering the question “How do we shape the future?” in the book’s final chapter, the scientist writes: “Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.”The professor described how humans are “standing at the threshold of a new era”, and said colonizing other planets is no longer science fiction. Stephen Hawking also warned that highly intelligent machines (known as A.I.) „would be a mistake – and potentially our worst mistake ever.” More, it says genetic engineering could “destroy the entire human race”. He appreciated we may simply be too late to reverse the problems climate change causes.