"There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Stephen Hawking on Albert Einstein
"The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it."
"Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty."
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
"In Britain, like most of the developed world, stem-cell research is regarded as a great opportunity. America will be left behind if it doesn't change policy."