Elon Musk and aliens: Why should information about the discovery of alien life be released immediately?

April 20, 2023  21:32

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Space X CEO Elon Musk knows firsthand about space exploration: his company has been working for years on the creation of a spacecraft that will fly to explore the Moon and Mars, and in the future – other planets. Musk himself also claims to know something about space; however, he has not seen evidence of the existence of "conscious" alien life – at least not yet.

Where are the aliens?

"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,” he said in an interview with Tucker Carlson. “Yeah, I'm, you know, very familiar with space stuff. And I've seen no evidence of aliens.” 

According to him, if he knew about the existence of aliens, he would immediately tweet about it, and it would be the best tweet of all time.

Furthermore, Musk seems to believe that if any information about aliens comes out, it should be made public as soon as possible. He recalled a story he once heard about a general in the 1960s who was trying to increase the US defense budget, and concluded that if an extraterrestrial were ever discovered, the news should be made public immediately, and it would help to easily increase the defense budget to the required amount.

“And look, you know what would really get no arguments for anyone? If we pulled out an alien and said we need money to protect ourselves from these guys. How much money do you want? You got it. They look dangerous.' So the fastest way to get a defense budget increase would be to pull out an alien," he said.

According to Musk, as far as he is aware, there is currently no evidence of "conscious" life in space. But if aliens really existed, then he would like them to be "peaceful".

The end of civilization?

Musk also shared his concern about the declining birth rate on Earth. He said that he would like the civilization to "go forward and move up", not backward.

"I'm worried about the declining birth rate and the fact that, for example, last year in Japan there were twice as many deaths as births," he told host Tucker Carlson.

According to him, the birth rate in the modern world has decreased significantly as a result of the spread of birth control methods, but if humanity does not grow or at least recreate itself, then our civilization may disappear. Then there will be no question of any space exploration and search for aliens.

“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.”

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