Stephen Hawking took the stage at the Sydney Opera House via hologram like the badass theoretical physicist he is.
Star Trek meets Stephen Hawking. (via Twitter)
Since Stephen Hawking is probably from the future (pure conjecture), it makes sense that he appeared via hologram to deliver a lecture at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday. IRL, Hawking was in his office at Cambridge University, but his lifelike 3D image was projected on stage in Sydney.
Hawking, an esteemed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and recording artist, was joined onstage by his daughter Lucy Hawking, who was physically in Syndey, to give his speech.
It appears Hawking knows how to reach a broader audience, since he weighed in on an important piece of youth culture: One Direction.
"Somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction." #HawkingSOH
— IdeasAtTheHouse (@IdeasattheHouse) April 25, 2015
If only we lived in the alternate universe of which he spoke! Alas, we do not.
To the delight of nerds everywhere, this is how Hawking closed out the night: "I will end on a quote by one my favorite science thinkers, the late, great Spock. Live long and prosper."
Then, he made a Star Trek exit by saying "Beam me up, Scotty," AND THEY BEAMED HIM UP, SCOTTY.