The richest man in the world, the entrepreneur Elon Musk, himself a father of 10 children, today called on his contemporaries to “they make more babies“, because according to him demographic decline is one of the most urgent challenges facing the world, reported France Press, quoted by BTA.
“Trust me, the baby crisis is a huge problem“, the 51-year-old businessman told the media in Stavanger, Norway, where he will participate in a conference dedicated to energy.
Asked what the biggest challenges facing the world were, the founder of US electric car company Tesla undoubtedly pointed to the transition to renewable energy, but he also quickly moved on to the topic of birth rates, one of the issues he has a particular affinity for. although not as well known to the general public.
In Western societies, and in densely populated countries such as China, the birth rate is constantly declining, mainly due to the aging of the population.
“It is important that humans produce enough children to sustain civilization“, he said. “It is said that civilization can disappear in a flash or in agony. If we don’t have enough kids, we’ll die moaning in adult diapers. It’s depressingMusk added.
“So, make more childrenhe concluded.At least make enough children to maintain the population. We don’t want the population to decline so much that it eventually disappears“, emphasized the founder of Tesla.
Divorced three times, Elon Musk fathered 10 children, one of whom died at 10 weeks old.
Another of his children, a transgender daughter, recently filed an official request to change her last name along with her gender to sever all ties with her father.
American media recently revealed that he fathered twins in November with a director at the Neuralink startup, a few weeks before the birth of Exa Dark Sydirial Musk, his daughter with singer Grimes.
Arriving in his private jet in Stavanger, Elon Musk also stated that the planet still needs fossil fuel energy sources.
“Realistically, I think we should use oil and gas in the short term, because if we don’t civilization will collapse, especially now with the sanctions against Russiahe commented.At this point, it would be justified to explore more hydrocarbons in Norway“, Musk emphasized.
The Scandinavian country, which is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in Western Europe, receives many requests from other European countries gripped by an energy crisis and wishing to end their energy dependence on Russia, notes AFP.