Is Stephen Hawking offering only a theoretical doomsday scenario for the Higgs Boson? Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: “The end is nigh”.
Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he’s also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same. Now he’s perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to Earth, but to the whole Universe.
As the UK’s Sunday Times reports, Hawking is worried about the God particle. This, discovered by physicists during experiments within CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, is a vital ingredient to explaining why things in our world have mass. However, in a preface to a new book called “Starmus” – a collection of lectures gives by famous scientists and astronomers – Hawking worried that the Higgs Boson might become unstable.
He wrote: “The Higgs potential has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV)”.
What might this lead to? Hawkins explained: “This could mean that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. This could happen at any time and we wouldn’t see it coming”. (1)
Some people grow up and become more happy about their lifes and the future.
Some people grow up and realize that we are more than dust in the air.
Atheists tend to grow anxious and catastrophological as they grow up.
Atheists tend to imagine ways for everyone to be gone, since they believe they will too.
But life is more than what we see.
And we need to die in order to see that…