GENIUS scientist Stephen Hawking has warned that humanity must seek out intelligent life before it finds us — or we could be wiped out.

Hawking, alongside Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner are funding an ambitious $US100 million ($130 million) project known as “Breakthrough Listen”, which will use the world’s most powerful telescopes to listen to messages from ET.

Hawking, 74, says a technologically advanced alien race could send our vulnerable race the way of the dodo if we’re not careful, reports The Sun.

He made the chilling claim in the documentary Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Placeson CuriosityStream.

In the program he is seen orbiting the potentially life-supporting exoplanet Gliese 832c in the animated starship U.S.S. Hawking.

Stephen Hawking: ‘Find aliens before they find us’. Picture: AFP.

Stephen Hawking: ‘Find aliens before they find us’. Picture: AFP.Source:AFP

“If intelligent life has evolved (on Gliese 832c), we should be able to hear it,” he says.

“One day we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back.

“Meeting an advanced civilisation could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn’t turn out so well.”

Dr. Michio Kaku & Stephen Hawking on Extraterrestrial Life

The revered physicist has made other doom-and-gloom prophecies concerning the rampant rise of technology.

Hawking recently warned us that the human species could be brutally finished off by rogue robots which are too strong for us to defeat.

Stephen Hawking has warned that humanity must seek out intelligent life before it finds us. Picture: Getty.
Stephen Hawking has warned that humanity must seek out intelligent life before it finds us. Picture: Getty.Source:Getty Images

The legendary boffin is one of the most prominent critics of the unrestrained development of artificial intelligence, because he fears super-smart machines could end up turning on their human creators and sending us the way of the dodo.

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Phil Huff · August 16, 2017 at 4:09 am

LMAO ! Were about several hundred thousand years late on that one.

Thor Bjørnstærk Johansen-Stolt · August 15, 2017 at 6:41 pm

Zip it stephen hawking. Your already bought by you know who….

Danny Lafleur · August 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

They have already found us!!!!

Tom Tranter · August 15, 2017 at 12:02 am

Really . they are allready your eyes.

Melinda Jensen · August 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Oh man Hawkins your way too late!!!

Abhishek Sandilya · August 14, 2017 at 7:56 am

they already here..long before Hawkins or humans exist on this planet

Jason Gregg · August 14, 2017 at 2:30 am

Too late. Remember that Charlie Sheen movie where they were terraforming the planet? Yeah. It’s like that.

Simon Dunn · August 13, 2017 at 7:04 pm

Too late. They have been here for thousands if not millions of years

David Shrout · August 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm

Wish they would find & abduct him. Probably bring him back because he is a mutated specimen.

True Donald · August 13, 2017 at 3:26 pm

They already have found us dumb ass. The governments are just covering it up because the people will freak the fuck out when they find out there religion is a big lie

Jesus Latigo · August 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

He wants to find aliens b4 they find us n here are kids still trying find their fathers..

Henrik Ironhead Elholm · August 13, 2017 at 12:57 pm

To late!

Mathew Bennett · August 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

No need to look very far we are all aliens lol

Zouhair Chakir · August 13, 2017 at 11:41 am

Dont worry .they wont come here.cause trump build a wall between us .

Eben Keel · August 13, 2017 at 11:04 am

He’s still in the dark on this topic…

Stuart Morris · August 13, 2017 at 10:59 am

The pyramids are just waiting to load up and launch off away from this planet

Cloresa Francoeur · August 13, 2017 at 10:05 am

Aliens be here for millions years ago alreally :/

Jay Ratcliffe · August 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

The Genius of our Generation!!

F Michael Schmeißer · August 13, 2017 at 9:00 am

Someone has not let him in on the secret, at least we know he is not part of the Cabal Shadow network.

Anil Sudhakaran · August 13, 2017 at 8:56 am

Just pls don’tot misinterept ourcoming future generations with ur crap alien theories

Anil Sudhakaran · August 13, 2017 at 8:52 am

Tell me wht u proved in ur life over sitting over a chair and talking abt rubbish over extra terristial life which could harm humanity

Anil Sudhakaran · August 13, 2017 at 8:50 am

Pps respond to my comment s just sitting over there and pedicting such a crap

Anil Sudhakaran · August 13, 2017 at 8:49 am

For nearly million yrs earth hs not been invaded with ur so called extra trestriall activity neither they will able to haunt our planet .we will live as u lived till now i.. full credit to our technology not aliens mt Stephen Hawkins..

Anil Sudhakaran · August 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

Humanity mr stephrn mr Hawkins earth hs the capability to bear all the consequences of any extra trestriall beyond humainty

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