Elon Musk on demographics, population, ageing

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12/7/2021 10:09:00 AM

Elon Musk says there are 'not enough people' and that the falling birthrate could threaten human civilization

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Something is loading.We are so sorry! We bumped into a system failure and couldn’t take your email this time.Thank you for signing up!See all newslettersTesla CEO Elon Musk said there are"not enough people," which could threaten human civilization.

"I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate," said the father of six at theWall Street Journal's annual CEO Council."And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that there are too many people in the world and think that the population is growing out of control. It's completely the opposite. Please look at the numbers — if people don't have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words," he said.

Musk was responding to a question about how theTesla Botcould solve some labor issues. The Tesla Bot is Musk's planned"humanoid robot" that he says will be built using Tesla's self-driving car artificial intelligence. The Bot, said Musk during a Tesla AI event in August, would be capable of deadlifting up to 150 pounds and traveling at around 5 m.p.h. headtopics.com

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Musk told the CEO Council the Tesla Bot could be a"generalized substitute for human labor over time."According to theWorld Bank,the global birthrate has been steadily declining since 1960, Musk also responded to the issue of aging at the same event, saying he doesn't think people should"try to live for a super long time."

"I think it is important for us to die because most of the times, people don't change their mind, they just die. If they live forever, then we might become a very ossified society where new ideas cannot succeed," he said. "I'm not poking fun at aging. I just am saying if we've got people in very important positions that have to make decisions that are critical to the security of the country, then they need to have sufficient presence of mind and cognitive ability to make those decisions well — because the whole country is depending on them," Musk added.

Last week, he suggested on Twitter that anyone over 70 years old should be barred from running for political office. —Elon Musk (@elonmusk)He elaborated on this in a reply on Twitter today.

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Someday there will be mice on Mars. He confused the word 'resources' with 'people'. There is already too much people. Elon once again proven to know about nothing at all beside tech. Someone as educated as Elon should know better than to tweet nonsense here we are children still dying of starvation, overcrowding in schools, no jobs it would do us good to have less so that the planet can breathe !!

No. In fact a lower birthrate is exactly what this planet needs. We are depleting it’s resources and destroying it at an alarming rate to satisfy the massive population…oh and to line the pockets of the filthy rich. We need to clone people. Invite him to Latinoamérica He's ok with Overturning Roe Musk..musk..sampeyan ngomong asal..tp bisa laku 🤣🤣

Need some breeders from pakistan? 7b is more than enough..

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SciInsider Well elonmusk if you want to pay for me and gohod to have IVF as we can’t afford it. We would very much appreciate. It takes about 5 rounds if your lucky. So that would be about £50,000. If you can also invest money in miscarriage and fertility issues. Maybe work with tommys SciInsider “Life is short, watch shorter movies.”

elonmusk I think in India & China there are people every where.what made u think that birthrate is falling? human are the commodity now? elon : always has been That's cause he's counting the population on Mars My impression is different. There are already so much people walking on the planet. But the age demography may have been distorted. So adjustment to the pensioner age may be necessary.

That’s just bullshit and we all know it. really Lol, there is no lacking of refugees/immigrants, just lack of political generosity Elon es un visionario y sus palabras sentido...Hijos sin futuro civilización sin futuro ¿Para que hijos?

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He needs more serfs He's right, but it's also about quality as well as quantity. We can extend the healthspan of people alive now infinitely. We need more people and we need to add more years to everyone already alive. Invest in biotech and medicine. Oh, he’s a demographer as well!? Uhmm, yeah , No🤦‍♂️

This is true. The more people, the more diverse, efficient, and creative/innovative we become. There is plenty of space and plenty of planets. We just need to get humanity to scale efficiently into space to limit human damage to earth. What is our population *target* ... ... needed to achieve our *goals*?

Lol no. Dont believe Musk on this matter. He wants more population because he's capitalist. More people = more money. They dont care about the stability of the clean freshwater; the space for housing, recreation, etc; the energy; and more importantly, the waste Who cares what this cabbage says, just cause you have money that does not grant you to bloody get into questions as such, go to the Mars and stay there

He cares more about humans in the future than he does about humans in the present. Gift a free Tesla to every couple for newborns from 2022. How about that elonmusk ?

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埃隆·马斯克说,人口“不够”,出生率下降可能威胁人类文明 hire from india. this is terrible news

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Elon Musk has strong views on hydrogen. Not everyone agreesToyota and Hyundai have produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, while smaller manufacturers such as Riversimple are also working on hydrogen-powered cars. BillyCorben thanks Paid for by the oil and gas industry lol hydrogen is a step in between with no benefit and less efficiency and is only being pushed to keep oil and gas alive