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All We Need to Do is Make Sure We Keep Talking

Stephen Hawking Keep Talking

Stephen Hawking

For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk and we learned to listen. Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind’s greatest achievements have come about by talking and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking.
-Stephen Hawking

This is one of my favorite quotes. It was said by Stephen Hawking, the famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist confined to a wheelchair due to his ongoing battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS and also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). ALS is a condition of the nerve cells which control voluntary movement. Eventually, speech is affected. Stephen Hawking speaks using a computer synthesized voice. In the quote, which was first recorded for a British Telecommunications (BT) commercial, he was discussing the impact and importance of communication on advances in society and what the lack of communication can do to a society. keep talking…