When he is not changing Twitter algorithms, Musk is concerned about humanity's future and various threats to civilization like AI and "wokeness."
These days, it seems as though not a day goes by when Twitter CEO Elon Musk is not in the news. The tech billionaire is often the first person to let people know that the "biggest" threats to the future civilization are countless and right under our noses. Seems like when Musk is not changing the Twitter algorithm, he is very worried about humanity's future. Keep scrolling to know about all the things that Musk has flagged as the biggest threats.
Elon Musk was one of the first investors and supporters of OpenAI, the organization that created ChatGPT. However, he now believes that it has become a closed-source, maximum-profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft. That is not what he intended at all.
"AI is one of the greatest threats to the survival of humanity," Musk said at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, immediately after discussing the creation of ChatGPT.
In an interview in December with the satirical conservative outlet The Babylon Bee, Musk claimed that the "woke mind virus" is "a world without humor" and "arguably one of the greatest threats to modern civilization."
"At its heart, wokeness is divisive, exclusionary and hateful. It basically gives mean people a shield to be cruel, armored in false virtue," said Musk.
3. Population Collapse
Tech billionaire Elon Musk has expressed his concern regarding the low birth rates around the world from time to time. The Tesla CEO shared an old video on Twitter, in which he is seen talking to Chinese business tycoon Jack Ma and they are concerned about the gradual decline of the world's population, reported Mint.
Population collapse is the biggest threat to civilization https://t.co/ZrHN5DsrVB— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 24, 2022
Musk captioned the video, "Population collapse is the biggest threat to civilization". In the video, which is from the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019, Musk said: "Most people think we have too many people on the planet, but actually, this is an outdated view... Assuming there is a benevolent future with AI, I think the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse."
One of the biggest missions of Musk's life is to travel to the red planet. His SpaceX venture is continuously working to make that happen. Back in 2021, Musk stated that humans could face extinction if they do not explore moving to Mars soon and become a multi-planetary species, reports indy100.
"In order for life to become multi-planetary, we’ll need maybe 1,000 ships or something like that," Musk said during an event with the US National Academy of Sciences. "Long term, it's essential for preserving the light of consciousness. Eventually, something will happen to Earth, hopefully not soon, either natural or man-made that would cause the end of civilization. The probable lifespan of civilization is much greater if we're a multi-planet species."
It's difficult to feel hopeful about humanity's future after this intense read. But which of these threats do you believe are the real threats? You could maybe let Musk know.