UK - Without World Government, Technology Will Destroy, Says Stephen Hawking

Arno Froese

The world-renowned physicist, who has spoken out about the dangers of artificial intelligence in the past, believes we need to establish a way of identifying threats quickly, before they have a chance to escalate.

“Since civilization began, aggression has been useful inasmuch as it has definite survival advantages,” he told The Times.

“It is hard-wired into our genes by Darwinian evolution. Now, however, technology has advanced at such a pace that this aggression may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war. We need to control this inherited instinct by our logic and reason.”

He suggests that “some form of world government” could be ideal for the job, but would itself create more problems.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shares a similar viewpoint, having recently warned that humans are in danger of becoming irrelevant.

“Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence,” he said, suggesting that people could merge with machines in the future, in order to keep up., 8 March 2017

Arno's commentary

World government is but natural when one understands that countries within the global economy are virtually inseparable on all levels. For example, the United States would be devastated by China’s unwillingness to buy US debt; but that equally applies to China, if the US were to stop the flow of merchandise from China. This could also be said of the European Union and virtually the rest of the world. All nations today are interdependent; true sovereignty will be something of the past.

Mr. Hawking’s suggestion of world government is not out of place, but can be supported biblically with just one sentence: “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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