Stephen Hawking’s contribution to science is immense, as was his ability to produce excellence despite his disease. Hawking’s in the linked article tackles questions on inequality, linking changes in technology to questions of inequality. He writes:
With not only jobs but entire industries disappearing, we must help people to retrain for a new world and support them financially while they do so. If communities and economies cannot cope with current levels of migration, we must do more to encourage global development, as that is the only way that the migratory millions will be persuaded to seek their future at home.