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(C|Net)   Hawking states that physics are less interesting since the discovery of the God particle, but we are only 1,000 years away from leaving Earth and creating the Firefly universe   (news.cnet.com) divider line 48
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2013-11-13 04:42:40 PM
The human race will extinguish itself long before then.
 
2013-11-13 04:48:44 PM
Shiny.
 
2013-11-13 04:59:11 PM
blah bah blah I'm so smart but I don't even know how to walk.  Shut up, Hawking.  No one cares.
 
2013-11-13 05:01:58 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: The human race will extinguish itself long before then.


Humanity will be around, me and mine will all be wiped out in about 200 years.
 
2013-11-13 05:03:31 PM
Stephen Hawking is the Lady Gaga of the science.
 
2013-11-13 05:04:47 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: The human race will extinguish itself long before then.


Yeah in1000 years the planet will be ruled by DAMNED DIRTY APES
 
2013-11-13 05:08:33 PM
I'm ok with this.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-13 05:11:29 PM

Oakenshield: I'm ok with this.


Well since you called dibbs on her Im gonna call dibs on Christine Hendricks.
 
2013-11-13 05:14:13 PM
Then he said "HA HA HA SPAAAACE CADET"
 
2013-11-13 05:15:20 PM

Oldiron_79: Oakenshield: I'm ok with this.

Well since you called dibbs on her Im gonna call dibs on Christine Hendricks.


I likes em less stabby -
images.buddytv.com
 
2013-11-13 05:16:00 PM
In the year 3000 ...
 
2013-11-13 05:17:15 PM
Whenever I hear predictions like this, I think of a science fiction short story I read a few years ago. The premise of the story was global society collapses in the late 21st century, because we were unable to find a substitute for fossil fuels guickly enough. So now that fossil fuels are gone, humanity can never reach the technilogical level we did in the 20th century and for the rest of humanity's existence, the best we can manage is a 19th century level of civilization--or less. But despite that, humans continue to live on Earth for the next billion years or so, because even hunter gatherers are adaptable enough to handle most climate changes.
 
2013-11-13 05:17:57 PM

Nana's Vibrator: blah bah blah I'm so smart but I don't even know how to walk.  Shut up, Hawking.  No one cares.


Heh, I like you.
 
2013-11-13 05:19:05 PM
NOT SOON ENOUGH PROFESSOR ROBOVOICE MCWHEELS!

Tourists on the moon in 30!
 
2013-11-13 05:22:28 PM
Have a seat, Steve... oh... I see you brought your own.
 
2013-11-13 05:26:07 PM

Nightsweat: Oldiron_79: Oakenshield: I'm ok with this.

Well since you called dibbs on her Im gonna call dibs on Christine Hendricks.

I likes em less stabby -


Whoah. Haven't watched Firefly in years, and just realized (from that pic), that I met a girl a couple of years back who looks JUST like her. Only with auburn hair and Christina Hendricks' body.

Yes, she's as fappalicious as your imagination is currently imagining.

/I'll be in my bunk
 
2013-11-13 05:26:21 PM
Perhaps it's a little like watching Mark Zuckerberg create Facebook and entice everyone onto it. What to do now? Google+?

that's exactly what it's like.
 
2013-11-13 05:26:27 PM
The guy who was predicted to die 40 years ago is giving predictions on when we will all die?
 
2013-11-13 05:26:52 PM
Not as interesting as subject-verb agreement. Or sentence fragments.

/do they even say "physics are" in England?
 
2013-11-13 05:39:15 PM
Will we still have pie?
 
2013-11-13 05:39:44 PM
He's off by a few hundred years. 300, tops.

/also, Shiny
 
2013-11-13 05:48:12 PM
ONLY 1000 years. I want off this farker now.
 
2013-11-13 05:48:59 PM
I'm sure Hawking knows where that unaccounted for 95% of matter and energy is and he's not telling us. Physics is far frome 'done'.

/I know that's not what he meant
 
2013-11-13 06:16:40 PM
Sadly, that means we will only last 13 episodes.
 
2013-11-13 06:18:56 PM

Nightsweat: Oldiron_79: Oakenshield: I'm ok with this.

Well since you called dibbs on her Im gonna call dibs on Christine Hendricks.

I likes em less stabby -


Kaylee (Jewell Staite) is also a good choice. Infact Lucifer if you are listening you have my list of what you need to tempt me with for my immortal soul.
 
2013-11-13 06:19:03 PM
Translation: My life is coming to an end, and fark these whipper snappers today.
 
2013-11-13 06:21:10 PM
Article a little short on content, Hawking says, "I'm bored and we going to die if we don't get out of here. Later, dude."
 
2013-11-13 06:21:32 PM

I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: Not as interesting as subject-verb agreement. Or sentence fragments.

/do they even say "physics are" in England?


We do not. "Physics" is singular.
 
2013-11-13 06:36:58 PM

Pinko_Commie: I Am The Bishop Of East Anglia: Not as interesting as subject-verb agreement. Or sentence fragments.

/do they even say "physics are" in England?

We do not. "Physics" is singular.


Whats the plural form of Physics?
 
2013-11-13 06:44:15 PM
In a 1000 years!!!!! We could've already been doing that! I guess we were preoccupied.

www.fangpo1.com
 
2013-11-13 06:45:57 PM

genner: We do not. "Physics" is singular.

Whats the plural form of Physics?


Physici.
 
2013-11-13 06:51:53 PM
I am expecting this future in 1000 years:

www.watchcartoononline.com
 
2013-11-13 06:52:13 PM
I think the fark headline slightly distorts what Hawking was implying.  He wasn't saying that physics is less interesting now that we've discovered the higgs boson, as opposed to if we had never undertaken the effort to discover it.  What he is saying is that the discovering of the higgs boson is less exciting than if the search for it had ultimately shown that there is no higgs boson and that new theories of physics are required.  The way the headline reads, could be interpreted that Hawking is some sort of luddite, which would be incorrect.
 
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2013-11-13 06:59:50 PM

Your Hind Brain: In a 1000 years!!!!! We could've already been doing that! I guess we were preoccupied.

[www.fangpo1.com image 400x331]


you do know that the authorities are STILL waterboarding people, like, right farking now, right?
 
2013-11-13 07:22:33 PM

m1ke: Stephen Hawking is the Lady Gaga of the science.


I don't think so. Lady Gaga has a bazillion outfits. All Hawking does is wear that stupid wheelchair dress.
 
2013-11-13 07:35:28 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: The human race will extinguish itself long before then.


Nope.

Really, not a chance.  The human race is not at present capable of extinguishing itself.  No, not even if we used every nuclear weapon ever built all at once.  And we're unlikely to develop any weapon more powerful than a nuke, because why would you do that even if you could?

No, we'll keep killing each other a few at a time, with the possibility of occasional mass casualty events.  And if interstellar travel is possible at all, we'll eventually figure out how to do it.
 
2013-11-13 07:55:40 PM

Mr. Fuzzypaws: The human race will extinguish itself long before then.


I think that's his upper limit
 
2013-11-13 07:59:20 PM

DarkVader: Mr. Fuzzypaws: The human race will extinguish itself long before then.

Nope.

Really, not a chance.  The human race is not at present capable of extinguishing itself.  No, not even if we used every nuclear weapon ever built all at once.  And we're unlikely to develop any weapon more powerful than a nuke, because why would you do that even if you could?

No, we'll keep killing each other a few at a time, with the possibility of occasional mass casualty events.  And if interstellar travel is possible at all, we'll eventually figure out how to do it.


I tend to agree with you. There are now 7 billion people scattered all over the globe, and unless we find some way to make the entire Earth's atmosphere combust, or some nanotech bug that turns the whole planet into grey goo, I don't think we could easily kill off everyone on the planet.
 
2013-11-13 08:11:18 PM

TastyEloi: DarkVader: Mr. Fuzzypaws: The human race will extinguish itself long before then.

Nope.

Really, not a chance.  The human race is not at present capable of extinguishing itself.  No, not even if we used every nuclear weapon ever built all at once.  And we're unlikely to develop any weapon more powerful than a nuke, because why would you do that even if you could?

No, we'll keep killing each other a few at a time, with the possibility of occasional mass casualty events.  And if interstellar travel is possible at all, we'll eventually figure out how to do it.

I tend to agree with you. There are now 7 billion people scattered all over the globe, and unless we find some way to make the entire Earth's atmosphere combust, or some nanotech bug that turns the whole planet into grey goo, I don't think we could easily kill off everyone on the planet.


Agreed.

We will be around longer than 1000 years, much to the chagrin of hard core Christians.
 
2013-11-13 08:43:28 PM
and Hawking is less interesting since the discovery that he's wrong about pretty much everything.
 
2013-11-13 09:01:53 PM
ITYM "'verse", Subby.
 
2013-11-13 09:15:19 PM
"God particle", Subby?

Don't know what that is. Maybe thats what you tell the little ones when you meet them at the back of the church.

/Ignorance of the correct term is a smiting offense.
//Playgirls stashed behind the church is nasty.
 
2013-11-13 09:27:47 PM

m1ke: Stephen Hawking is the Lady Gaga of the science.


I keep hearing "Poker Face" in that synthesizer voice...
 
2013-11-13 09:49:12 PM
That's the Firefly universe minus the Reavers?  Right?
 
2013-11-14 01:00:14 AM
I was immersed in learning that Lady Gaga doesn't care that Madonna doesn't like her when I had this thought: "Physics doesn't seem that interesting anymore."

He was reading the latest tabloid gossip and thinking about physics?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-14 06:11:56 AM
He really means we have to build a bigger collider.
 
2013-11-14 06:47:41 AM
when I had this thought: "Physics doesn't seem that interesting anymore."

No, you didn't. You had that thought after you heard Hawking say it. Nice try though
 
2013-11-14 08:20:07 AM

Deep Contact: He really means we have to build a bigger collider.


popdose.com
We're gonna need a bigger collider.
 
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