Steven Hawking: When Science Meets Pop Culture Alternate Universes May be Created

Hawking 3D Hologram Source: BuzzFeed

Speaking from Cambridge University in the UK and appearing as a 3D hologram in the Sydney Opera House in Australia, acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking spoke about the mysteries of the universe, being diagnosed with ALS, and the future of our planet.

Hawking 3D Hologram Source: BuzzFeed

Hawking 3D Hologram
Source: BuzzFeed

“We must also continue to go into space for the future of humanity. I don’t think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet,” Hawking said.

“So remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes a universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

Then, a questioner asked: “What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?” Stephen Hawking’s reply was PERFECT and may very well “break the internet” as it goes viral.

“Finally, a question about something important,” he said.

Zayn Malik Source: Getty Images

Zayn Malik
Source: Getty Images

“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes.”

“It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe.”
“And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”

It got better still for the questioner. “This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married,” Hawking added.

When theoretical physics is applied to pop culture ANYTHING is possible.


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