Opinions from physicists

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

agrees Basic Income
It is one of the ways of addressing massive global inequality
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Steven Chu,

agrees Fracking
[Fracking] is something you can do in a safe way.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

agrees Euthanasia
We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?
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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

The system is failing. The way ad revenue works with clickbait is not fulfilling the goal of helping humanity promote truth and democracy. So I am concerned.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

The primitive forms of artificial intelligence developed so far have already proved very useful, but I fear the consequences of creating something that can match or surpass humans.
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Lawrence Krauss,

If you think about that, somehow saying that, well, anything goes, we shouldn’t offend religious beliefs by requiring kids to know – to understand reality; that’s child abuse. And if you think about it, teaching kids – or allowing the notion that the earth is 6,000 years old to be promulgated in schools is like teaching kids that the distance across the United States is 17 feet. That’s how big an ... See More
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Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist

If all you think about are the jobs today and you project forward, there might be a day where robots take over every single job we have today. Is that the future that will come? No, because we have innovative people – well, I like to think we have innovative people in society – and we invent new things all the time, that require new jobs to manage them, to invent them, to conceive them, to enginee... See More
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

the automation of factories has already decimated jobs in traditional manufacturing, and the rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend this job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative or supervisory roles remaining.
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K. Eric Drexler, Founding father of nanotechnology

AI technologies may reach thethreshold of rapid, open-ended, recursive improvement before we are prepared to manage the challenges posed by the emergence superintelligent AI agents.
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Marcus Hutter, Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at Australian National University

Way before the singularity, even when setting up a virtual society in our imagine, there are likely some immediate difference, for example that the value of an individual life suddenly drops, with drastic consequences.
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Max Tegmark, Professor at MIT & co-founder at Future of Life Institute

Superintelligent machines are quite feasible
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Frank Wilczek, Physicist, MIT and Recipient, 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics

Without careful restraint and tact, researchers could wake up to discover they've enabled the creation of armies of powerful, clever, vicious paranoiacs
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Carlo Rovelli, Theoretical Physicist and Author

How close to thinking are the machines we have built, or are going to be built soon? The answer is easy: immensely far. The gap between our best computers and the brain of a child is the gap between a drop of water and the Pacific Ocean. Differences are in performance, structural, functional, and more. Any maundering about how to deal with thinking machines is totally premature to say the least.
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Stephen Hawking, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
Brexit would be disaster for UK science
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James Hansen, American adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University

agrees Carbon Tax
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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

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Konstantin Novoselov, Russo-british physicist

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Peter Higgs, British physicist

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Andre Geim, Russian-born dutch-british physicist

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Keith Burnett, Welsh physicist and vice-chancellor of sheffield university

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Mark Welland, British physicist

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Bryan Webber, British physicist

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Paul Townsend, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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John Clayton Taylor, Physicist, contributor to gauge theory in the 1970s, professor of mathematical physics at cambridge university 1980-1995

disagrees Brexit
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Henning Sirringhaus, Scientist

disagrees Brexit
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Keith Moffatt, British mathematician

disagrees Brexit
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David J. C. MacKay, Regius professor of engineering at the university of cambridge

disagrees Brexit
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Brian David Josephson, Welsh nobel laureate in physics

disagrees Brexit
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Herbert Huppert, British geophysicist

disagrees Brexit
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Colin Humphreys, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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Archibald Howie, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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Volker Heine, New zealand scientist

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Green, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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Gary Gibbons, British theoretical physicist

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Richard Friend, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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Daan Frenkel, Dutch physicist

disagrees Brexit
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George Efstathiou, British astronomer

disagrees Brexit
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Athene Donald, British physicist

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Cates, British physicist

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Alexander Boksenberg, British physicist

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John D. Barrow, British scientist

disagrees Brexit
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Javier Solana, Spanish politician

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Angela Merkel, Chancellor of germany

disagrees Brexit
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Lord Rees of Ludlow, Astronomer Royal. President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010.

disagrees Brexit
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Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research. Mathematica. Wolfram Alpha. Author of the book A New Kind of Science.

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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

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Leonard Susskind, American physicist and string theorist

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Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research. Mathematica. Wolfram Alpha. Author of the book A New Kind of Science.

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Stephen Wolfram, CEO of Wolfram Research. Mathematica. Wolfram Alpha. Author of the book A New Kind of Science.

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