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Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Hawking's final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind

By Stephen Hawking
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

Brief Answers to the Big Questions (2018) addresses some of our universe’s most fundamental questions from a uniquely humanist perspective. By merging scientific history with humanity’s future, the book dashes from the origins of the universe and the inside of black holes, to human space exploration and the dangers of artificial intelligence in a grand and sweeping narrative.

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“After reading one of Stephen Hawking’s titles, one is a different person. Maybe that is because you realize how small the Earth is and how fragile life.”

– Isabella, Editor at Blinkist

  • Anyone curious about what came before the Big Bang
  • People wondering what a black hole is
  • Humans concerned about superintelligent AI

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist and former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. He is generally regarded as one of the most remarkable scientists of his generation. He died in March 2018.

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