Stephen Hawking Believes The God Particle Could Destroy The Universe

Physicist Stephen Hawking has warned the world about the dangers of discovering alien life and allowing artificial intelligence to run unmonitored. Now he’s worried about the possible ramifications of the Higgs Boson, also known as the ‘God particle,’ becoming unstable. The God particle was discovered by physicists during experiments within CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. This discovery led to achievements in explaining why things in our world have mass. But Hawking has written the preface to a new book called Starmus, where he states unstability in the Higgs Boson “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.” He also admits that the conditions to create this problem are pretty ambitious and unlikely, but still grant the possibly of destroying the universe in a matter akin to a bad movie plot.

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