The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX is a father of six and has claimed that saving civilization requires more babies. Billionaire Elon Musk stated that “There are not enough people. I can’t stress this enough; there are not enough people.”
“I am saving humanity by having more babies” were other of the most controversial words spoken by this South African businessman.
This statement came after Tesla announced that it is beginning the construction of a humanoid robot, in response to this, Musk stated that the Tesla Bot could help solve some of the problems that exist in the world of work, since this robot would become a “generalized substitute for human labor over time”.
In the middle of an interview for The Wall Street Journal’s annual Board of Directors, Musk announced that “one of the greatest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birth rate.”
The 50-year-old businessman revealed this robot at the ‘AI day’ held in August at Tesla, in which the company’s great advances in autonomous vehicles were presented; However, the curious thing is that near the end of the event, a person with a white suit and a black helmet approached imitating robotic steps and then performed a dance. After this presentation, Musk announced that although this was not a real robot, it was true. that they would work in one.
Tesla’s goal with this robot is for machines to take over tasks that humans simply don’t want to do, such as grocery shopping, the billionaire explained.
Musk explained that the Tesla Bot “is meant to be friendly, of course, and navigate a world built for humans. We’re setting it up in such a way that on a mechanical and physical level you can run away from it and probably overpower it.” This phrase sought to generate laughter in the public and dispel the fear instilled by science fiction that robots could one day dominate the human species.