My first popular book, 'A Brief History of Time,' aroused a great deal of interest, but many found it difficult to understand.
It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one's memories.
I entered the health care debate in response to a statement in the United States press in summer 2009 which claimed the National Health Service in Great Britain would have killed me off, were I a British citizen. I felt compelled to make a statement to explain the error.
Arnold J. Toynbee