Speaking at the launch of the book, "Brief Answers to the Big Questions", at the Science Museum in London, his daughter Lucy Hawkingsaid she liked to think her father would find his final resting place between Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at Westminster Abbey and he would never be alone again.
The latter could become necessary in the event of catastrophe, the mostly likely being an asteroid strike that wipes out much of life on Earth, writes Hawking, per Quartz.
Hawking, who died aged 76 earlier this year, believed the leap in technology could lead to the end of mankind as we know it.
The book was an attempt to "bring together the most definitive, clearest, most authentic answers that he gave". I think belief in the afterlife is just wishful thinking.
The cosmologist was propelled to stardom by his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, an unlikely worldwide bestseller. Climate change. One "big question" that Hawking answers is whether God exists.
How did it all begin?
'No and yes. In principal the laws allow us to predict the future but in practice it is too hard'.
They include "Is time travel possible?", "Should we colonise space?" and "Is there a God?"
Will artificial intelligence outsmart us? "Unleash your imagination. Shape the future".
This forecast is contained in the book "Short answers to big questions", which Hawking worked shortly before his death, according to Medusa.
He says computers will overtake humans in intelligence during the next 100 years, but "we will need to ensure that the computers have goals aligned with ours".
Stephen Hawking, one of the world's best-known theoretical physicists who died seven months ago, had warned against a new race of "superhumans" created as a result of genetic engineering that could destroy humanity from beyond the grave.
"He was deeply anxious that at a time when the challenges that present themselves are global - and need us to come together and work together - that we were becoming increasingly local in our thinking", Lucy Hawking said.
Stephen Hawking does mention, in his book, that the initial stages of DNA manipulation are going to be beneficiary, as it would be able to cure many diseases.
She said: "It was very emotional".
With tears in her eyes, Lucy Hawking listened to her father's narration over an animation explaining his insights into the paradoxes of black holes: a problem that he was investigating - and publishing research on - right up to his death.
Perhaps tiring, Benavidez retreated to the ropes for much of the 10th round as Crawford looked for a knockout blow. Crawford's biggest punches were missing, but he continued to be the busier of the two fighters.
Holder knocked over Ajinkya Rahane for 80 in the third over after the right-hander had added just five to his overnight score. Earlier, India bowled out the West Indies for 127 in their second innings and had set themselves an easy target of 72 runs.
Beer drinkers face soaring prices for their favourite schooner due to the effects of climate change, scientists have warned. In a worst-case scenario beer prices would double worldwide, the study says, and people would drink 16 percent less beer.
The group has swollen in size since leaving San Pedro Sula, one of the world's most risky cities, on Friday. Guatemala said in a statement on Sunday that it did not promote or endorse 'irregular migration'.
Mr Fischer was re-appointed earlier in the year, but is still seeking Senate confirmation before a new term can become official. Some of Idaho's policies, such as on wolf and grizzly bear hunting , have been challenged in federal courts.
Sadio Mane was taken to hospital yesterday ahead of Senegal's game against Sudan having reportedly broken his thumb. Salah was forced off in Egypt's win over Swaziland last week and has already returned to Liverpool for treatment.
She has never disclosed the due date, however many media outlets predicted she would likely give birth this month. As a result, one of the biggest changes is that my lower body has tightened up. "Reality is finally kicking in".
As RadarOnline.com has learned, the American Pie star got kicked off a Delta flight this Monday after causing a "disturbance". Actress Tara Reid was asked to leave a Delta flight before takeoff Monday afternoon, according to TMZ .
A Star Is Born
It's the song that introduces Gaga and Cooper's on-screen relationship and the film . "This absolutely happened to me", she says. The first act is definitely where it's at as you get to hear Cooper and Gaga sing the anthem of the movie " Shallow ".
PS4's Spider-Man Shows Off First DLC Suits
Beyond new story missions, there's a whole new faction of enemies, new crimes, new challenges, new trophies, and three new suits. The three suits are Gabriele Dell'Otto's Resilient Suit, the Spider-Verse's Spider-UK suit, and the Scarlet Spider II suit.
Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season
For example, 30-percent of parents believe the flu shot is a conspiracy and nearly as many believe that it causes autism. Indeed, if the vaccine doesn't prevent you from contracting the flu, it can still protect against the illness' severity.
Is there a Huawei Mate 20 with a stylus coming?
The Huawei Mate 20 is rumoured to feature a 6.43-inch full-HD+ (1080x2244 pixels) panel, resulting in an aspect ratio of 18.7:9. But the company has introduced its new "microSD" card called the NM card , which provides with extra storage of 256GB.
Defense shines in Chiefs 30-14
The Jaguars were already without Leonard Fournette because of a hamstring injury when Corey Grant went down with a groin strain. The storylines are plentiful, the star power is abundant, and these two heavy hitters are ready to clash on Sunday afternoon.
Jamal Khashoggi: Trump condemns Saudi writer's disappearance
They acknowledge that a "security delegation" was sent to Istanbul on Saturday but have not offered a reason for the journey. Mogherini added: "We expect a thorough investigation and full transparency from the Saudi authorities on what has happened".
Diesel price hiked again; wipes out ₹2.5/L cut
The AA says the country can not continue to be hammered by large fuel price hikes without severe economic knock-on effects. Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, which border the national capital, have reduced Value-Added Tax , the association said.