“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet. I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.”
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”
Isn’t this old? I remember many science fiction movies and series covering this topic exactly as he is describing it. Perhaps Mr. Hawking is a Science Fiction fan too? I guess it is not what’s being said, but who says it.