Billionaire Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed his innermost beliefs and experiences with alien life during an interview published Tuesday.
Musk made his statements on aliens and the apocalypse while talking with Daily Caller co-founder and Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Carlson asked whether Musk or his teams at SpaceX had ever seen anything up in space that could be alien life, “and by the way, how do you think life on this planet is going?”
Musk told Carlson he feels many people here on Earth take our existence for granted, and that he has not found any evidence of “conscious life” anywhere in the universe other than on our tiny spinning rock.
“A lot of people ask me, you know, where are the aliens? And I think if anyone would know about aliens on Earth it would probably be me,” Musk quipped. “Yeah, I’m, you know, very familiar with space stuff. And I’ve seen no evidence of aliens … I would immediately tweet it out. That’d be probably the top Tweet of all time. ‘We found one, guys!’ It’s the jackpot with some 8 billion likes.”
Musk managed to get himself and Carlson crying laughing while describing how defense budgets would go through the roof if someone in intelligence could pull out an alien, but that just hasn’t happened yet.
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Despite the lack of evidence, Musk said he hopes there is conscious life elsewhere in the universe, and that those lives are peaceful.
Carlson then pushed Musk on his statements regarding the vulnerability of conscious life on Earth, and how much our species takes our apex position for granted. “I just think that we should not assume that civilization is robust, and if you look at the history of civilizations, the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Rome, throughout the world there have been a rise and fall of many civilizations.”
He described this as a life-arc, comparing it to the arcs experienced by the individual lifespan. He then raised the statistic that there were more deaths than births in Japan in 2022, and that falling birth rates are a huge concern for the sustainability of our civilization.
Musk mulled for a second when Carlson asked him why we’re experiencing falling birth rates, considering procreation is one of the top human urges. He noted that thanks to birth control and abortion, humans are able to satisfy sexual desires but not procreate.
“We haven’t yet evolved to deal with that,” Musk said. (RELATED: Scream About ‘Ancient Apocalypse’ At Your Own Peril, Illiberal Idiots)
“I’m sort of worried that, ‘Hey, civilization, if we don’t make enough people to at least sustain our numbers, perhaps increase a little bit, then civilization is going to crumble.’ The old question of, like, will civilization end with a bang or a whimper. Well, it’s currently trying to end with a whimper in adult diapers,” Musk concluded in the clip. “Which is depressing as hell.”
Carlson concurred this is a deeply depressing reality. I hope they don’t read any of my other apocalypse coverage, because falling birth rates are just one small part of how doomed we are as a species.
You can watch the full clip here: