Not being very optimistic about our future on this planet, Elon Musk wants us on Mars before a Third World War or Robot Uprising. The CEO of SpaceX says that human’s colonization of Mars would be like making a backup of life just like we backup the important information on our hard drive, which we wouldn’t like to lose in case of an unexpected event.
Musk is positive that we have more chances to continue life on Mars than we have here, on Earth. SpaceX has no concrete plans to announce in this moment but they will as soon as they’re ready. However, Musk wants to send humans on the Red Planet as soon as possible, fearing that a possible nuclear Third World War would be worse than anything before, not excluding the chance of exterminating life on Earth.
But even if life wouldn’t perish in the eventuality of a nuclear war, it could surely send the technology back tens or even hundreds of years.
Another possible end of life on Earth predicted by Elon Musk would be the development of Artificial Intelligence which could take over the world.
According to Musk, we have to move fast and increase our chances of survival by moving to Mars. However, he wouldn’t have any problem to detonate nuclear bombs at the poles of the Red Planet in an attempt of making it hotter and more habitable.
Musk disagrees with NASA’s claims that nothing that could be contaminated with probes from Earth should be allowed to get near the areas rich in water on the Red Planet. He believes that since there is no evidence of life on Mars and in the best case that could only be found as subterranean microbial life, it would be almost immoral for humans not to colonize the Red planet if that would be our only chance of survival as a species.
Despite its concerns regarding the development of Artificial Intelligence which could rise against humans, Elon Musk has just donated $1 billion to OpenAI, a non-profit research company in the field of artificial intelligence. The concept of OpenAI is to make research without being concerned by generating financial return.
However, Musk claims that there should be some international regulatory organism watching over the development of artificial intelligence, to make sure that nobody makes a huge mistake.
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