He even predicts their rule could last billions of years past human life on Earth. Life on Earth has officially taken billions of years to advance, from the early proteins and nucleic acids that were the building squares of life, through to the more intricate warm blooded creatures and homo sapiens.
In any case, machine life has created at such an extraordinary pace, that Sir Martin trusts outsider life is probably going to take a similar frame. As indicated by him, humankind's chance on Earth is just a short transitional stage between primordial natural life and the time of the machines - which he's named a 'post-human' future.
The cosmologist contends that this period could reach out for billions of years into the future, especially if machines build up the capacity to investigate space, free from the bounds of requiring a planet, it's environment and biosphere to maintain them. Addressing The Conversation - a not-revenue driven philanthropy - Sir Martin stated: "My figure is that in the event that we do recognize an outsider insight, it will be not at all like us. It will be some kind of electronic element. "The timeframe involved by natural insight is only a thin bit between early life and the long time of the machines.
"Since such civilisations would create at various rates, it's to a great degree improbable that we will discover wise life at an indistinguishable phase of improvement from us. "More probable, that life will at present be either far easier, or an as of now completely electronic insight."
The Cambridge educator emeritus trusts that while we might have the capacity to peer farther into space, going to far off universes will stay out of our span until we enter the post-human period.
In his meeting with The Conversation, he included: "The adventure times are quite recently excessively incredible for mortal personalities and bodies.
"In case you're undying, in any case, these separations wind up noticeably far less overwhelming.
"That trip will be made by robots, not us."