Stephen Hawking Released From Hospital, Warns Humans Against Risk Of Destroying Earth

First Posted: Dec 06, 2016 03:10 AM EST

World-renowned British physicist and cosmologist Prof. Stephen Hawking has been allowed to go home from the hospital. According to the Rome-based hospital, he was released after being admitted for two days for his health check.

According to an article published in Business Insider, Stephen Hawking, who was in Rome to attend a conference at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and met Pope Francis last Monday, was taken to Rome's Gemelli hospital on Thursday night.

Just recently, Stephen Hawking said that the human race is living through the most dangerous time in history. According to the Cambridge University physics professor, overpopulation, climate change and diseases are just some of the threats facing our planet.

He also said that people have developed technology that could destroy Earth, and people must 'retrain' for a new world where robots have replaced many everyday jobs.

The Guardian wrote why Stephen Hawking worries about the future of the planet Earth. "For me, the really concerning aspect of this is that now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together," he said. "We face awesome environmental challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans."

Stephen Hawking further said that "Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it."

"Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amid the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it," he said. The world's famous physicist previously warned the world that robots could wipe out humanity and that leaving Earth is our only hope and that our days on Earth are numbered, reported Mail Online.

Meanwhile, Stephen Hawking suddenly felt ill while in Rome, which resulted in his hospital admission. The hospital, which is considered to be one of the best hospitals in Italy and where the popes are treated, said that Hawking was in a good condition and was on his way back to Great Britain.

It is important to note that Stephen Hawking, 74, suffers from motor neuron disease, speaks through a computer and travels with a staff that includes two nurses.

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