These are some of the final thoughts from one of the greatest minds to ever grace planet Earth, the iconic cosmologist Stephen Hawking.

As we all know Hawking died at age 76 of a degenerative neurological in 2018. There are a lot of words we could use to describe Stephen Hawking. It's hard to know if 'optimistic' is one of them. 

Hawking told ""Although the chance of a disaster on planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, becoming a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years."

Hawking made his mark in science by studying things with enormous masses, black holes. He also said "The genie is out of the bottle. I fear that AI may replace humans altogether."

Hawking was convinced aliens were out there somewhere. While he was keen to help us find them, he wasn't all that sure we should be offering a warm handshake too quickly. Any species we stumble across will more than likely have some pretty awesome technology.

In August 2015, Hawking said that not all information is lost when something enters a black hole and there might be a possibility to retrieve information from a black hole according to his theory and In July 2017, Hawking was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Imperial College London.

Though he may have departed this mortal plane, he's not done making predictions and offering bold solutions about the future of humanity, it would appear. And we shouldn't stop listening to him, either.