Stephen Hawking's hologram appeared at the Sydney Opera House

By Thor Benson  |  April 26, 2015 at 6:02 PM
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SYDNEY, April 26 (UPI) -- Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking made a holographic appearance at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday.

It was the first time someone has appeared at the theater as a hologram. "Although I would love to be there in person," he said to the audience, "the idea of being the first person to appear as a hologram at the stage at the Opera House was too good an offer to refuse."

Hawking was taped live from his office at Cambridge University. His daughter, Lucy, and physicist Paul Davies were present on the stage with his hologram.

Hawking spoke of his life and his work, and he touched on how technology is currently influencing daily life. "In a way the internet connects us all together like neurons in the giant brain," he said. "With such an IQ, what won't we be capable of?"

Hawking also received questions from the audience, including a question about how young girls can deal with Zayn Malik leaving the band One Direction.

"Finally, a question about something important," he joked. "My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes." He said it's possible there's another universe where Malik is still in the band.

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