Stephen Hawking: humanity threatened

An article in the UK paper the Telegraph reported that Prof Stephen Hawking believes humanity is under threat, mainly of its own doing.

“We face a number of threats: nuclear war, global warming and genetically engineered viruses,” said Prof Hawking, speaking to the Radio Times ahead of his BBC Reith Lecture.

The professor added: “Science and technology are changing our world dramatically, so it’s important to ensure that these changes are heading in the right directions” .