Elon Musk is not afraid to pass the weapon to the left. On the contrary, the founder of SpaceX confides that death would be “a relief”. However, he hopes to live long enough to see his ambitious cosmic plans come to fruition.
Elon Musk is currently (by far) the richest man in the world. If business is booming, the businessman is well aware that he is not immortal and that everything could stop overnight. A realistic observation that does not scare him. Quite the contrary. Questioned by Mathias Dopfner, CEO of the German publishing house Axel Springer, the billionaire stressed that he had no “not afraid to die. I think it would be a relief”he even assured.
On the other hand, the 50-year-old man would like to last long enough to see in his lifetime the colonization of the planet Mars, one of SpaceX’s flagship projects. “My greatest hope is for humanity to build a self-sustaining city on Mars”he recalled. The last I heard, Elon Musk had estimated that SpaceX will land humans on the red planet in ten years at the latest. A more optimistic scenario pushes him to count on a human deployment within five years.
Elon Musk says he is “moderately happy”
Also in the interview, the Tesla boss was asked about his degree of happiness. “To be fully happy, I think you have to be happy at work and happy in love. So I guess I’m moderately happy”he confided. For the record, Elon Musk separated from the singer Grimes with whom he had two children.
He also took advantage of this interview to explain that not everything should be done to prolong the lives of humans for too long. According to him, this could cause “the suffocation of society, most people not changing their minds: they simply die. So if they stay alive, we will be stuck with old ideas and society will stagnate”.
In addition, Elon Musk had confided that the fall in the birth rate was his greatest anguish for the future of humanity. “It has bothered me for many years, because I just don’t see it changing. Every year it gets worse. »
Source: English Sambad