Stephen Hawking dies at age 76, Apple's Tim Cook pays tribute

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in General Discussion edited March 14
The author and physicist, one of the most important thinkers of the last century, was praised by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Steve Wozniak and others following his passing on Monday.




Stephen Hawking clearly made a huge impact on the world of Apple- and not only because of all those years of jokes about how the revolutionary system he used to speak sounded a lot like an early Macintosh.

Cook praised the late Hawking on Twitter Tuesday morning, stating that "we will always be inspired by his life and ideas."

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking. We will always be inspired by his life and ideas. RIP.

— Tim Cook (@tim_cook)


Apple's cofounder, Steve Wozniak- who recently joined Hawking in signing a letter opposing the development of artificially intelligent weapons- said that "Stephen Hawking's integrity and scientific dedication placed him above pure brilliance," according to the BBC.

Hawking's work interfaced with Apple's various times over the years. Hawking would end up using Swiftkey software, an app that's available in iOS, for one of the later editions of his speak-to-text set-up.

He even released his own app, called Stephen Hawking's Pocket Universe, which arrived in 2016 and was meant, according to Hawking at the time, to "highlight the excitement of new discoveries, and to offer an understanding of the new picture of reality that is emerging as a result."

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 18
    RIP
    1983
  • Reply 2 of 18
    sanssans Posts: 30member
    I hope they have something on the front page at Apple.
    mac daddy zee1983
  • Reply 3 of 18
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 191member
    In a thousand years people will remember few of us. Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, will be among the few names that will still be honored.
    anton zuykovbshankwatto_cobrabeowulfschmidtmac daddy zee
  • Reply 4 of 18
    JinTechJinTech Posts: 299member
    What a major loss to society. Such an incredible human being. RIP Stephen Hawking.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 18
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 390member
    DAalseth said:
    In a thousand years people will remember few of us. Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, will be among the few names that will still be honored.
    And Feynman. 
    anton zuykovdrdavidradarthekatwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 18
    linkmanlinkman Posts: 794member
    Time for me to go watch again "The Theory of Everything."
    chasmmac daddy zee
  • Reply 7 of 18
    sans said:
    I hope they have something on the front page at Apple.
    They do. A blank white page with words "an error occurred while processing the directive".
    Apple's website literally could not comprehend the news.



    upd. They have fixed it now and now it is just a regular apple website main page.
    edited March 14 DAalseth1983
  • Reply 8 of 18
    evilutionevilution Posts: 1,281member
    Absolute legend with an incredible sense of humour despite his health.
    watto_cobramac daddy zee
  • Reply 9 of 18
    Sad day, great thinker and such tenacity to beat his illness for so long.
    watto_cobramac daddy zee
  • Reply 10 of 18
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 2,428moderator
    hexclock said:
    DAalseth said:
    In a thousand years people will remember few of us. Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, will be among the few names that will still be honored.
    And Feynman. 
    And Turing, and Darwin.
    chasmmac daddy zee1983
  • Reply 11 of 18
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 29,346member
    DAalseth said:
    In a thousand years people will remember few of us. Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, will be among the few names that will still be honored.
    A thousand years from now? Let’s not go overboard now.
  • Reply 12 of 18
    chasmchasm Posts: 632member
    In addition to his many other achievements, he lived roughly 50 years longer than ALS victims typically do.
    mac daddy zee1983
  • Reply 13 of 18
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 3,797member
    chasm said:
    In addition to his many other achievements, he lived roughly 50 years longer than ALS victims typically do.
    He knew he had important stuff to do. 
    mac daddy zee
  • Reply 14 of 18
    Very smart man but not wise.
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 15 of 18
    hexclock said:
    DAalseth said:
    In a thousand years people will remember few of us. Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, will be among the few names that will still be honored.
    And Feynman. 
    Who?
  • Reply 16 of 18
    rwx9901 said:
    Very smart man but not wise.
    Oh boy.

    Granted, the year is only 20% or so over, but I have little doubt that, if there was a ‘Dumbest Comment of the Year by Anyone Anywhere’ this’ll be on the top of the list. 
  • Reply 17 of 18
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 29,346member
    hexclock said:
    DAalseth said:
    In a thousand years people will remember few of us. Newton, Einstein, and Hawking, will be among the few names that will still be honored.
    And Feynman. 
    Who?
    Richard Feynman. The strip club loving physicist. And speaking of... how did Hawking live so long? The answer may surprise you (possibly NSFW):  https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/02/stephen-hawking-sex-clubs-physicist-freedom-acres/
  • Reply 18 of 18
    19831983 Posts: 1,041member
    chasm said:
    In addition to his many other achievements, he lived roughly 50 years longer than ALS victims typically do.
    Yes, that was as much an achievement as the fruits of his intellect.
    edited March 19
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