Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has called all those believing our planet is overpopulated to think again. It is depopulation, not overpopulation, that is going to be humanity’s doom, the Tesla CEO believes.
The world population is nearing 8 billion, but Musk believes there are still “not enough people” on Earth. “I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birthrate,” the Tesla and SpaceX head, who is also a father of six, told Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council on Tuesday. …
“If people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble, mark my words,” the billionaire predicted. …
“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,” the entrepreneur said. He also said it was important for people in “very important” security positions to have “sufficient presence of mind and cognitive ability” to make good decisions, adding that he was not “poking fun at aging.”
Unlike Bill Gates, this guy is actually talented and educated.
When quantum mechanics began replacing classical physics, many physicists trained in the old ways refused to accept the evidence for quantum effects. Max Planck, one of the advocates of quantum mechanics, said
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
or sometimes just
Science advances, funeral by funeral.
hat-tip Stephen Neil