Elon Musk is man set on changing the world, his inventions and contributions to humanity are numerous. He has a vision of the future and the drive to help get us there. Choose your project underground tunnel networks, or colonizing Mars, humanity will be a different thing when Musk has finished.
He has appeared on many media platforms speaking about his endeavors with space x, could his access to the stars give him the inside track on what is going on up there?
could his recent comments on the existence of extraterrestrial life be worth the world paying closer attention too?
So what did Musk say and what thoughts does he have about aliens and the planet Earth?
The billionaire South African innovator recently made a guest appearance on Lex Fridman’s Artificial Intelligence Podcast, in the broad cast he made the shocking statement that he believes that humanity is far from alone in the universe.
In an ever increasing number of high profile public figures speaking out on the idea that humanity is one of a number of multiple species found in the far reaches space, the idea creeps ever closer to mainstream acceptance.
Elon was first quizzed about his recent steps into creating artificial intelligence, musk has been developing Azure AI an artificial general intelligence that will be able to solve more complex problems that AI currently is capable of.
An investment of $1 billion was made by Microsoft, with this funding it is highly likely that Musk will succeed with the project. Musk has made no secret of the fact that he sees AI as a danger.
He fears for the future saying “AI is humanity’s biggest existential threat a threat that could be compared to summoning a demon”
His apocalyptic rhetoric doesn’t stop there.
He has said “As AI gets “probably” much smarter than humans, the relative intelligence ratio is probably similar to that between a person and a cat, maybe even bigger, I do think we need to be very careful about the advancement of AI.”
These fears are just a few of the difficulties Elon sees humanity facing in the near future and he thinks we need an insurance policy.
That policy coming in the form of a program to colonize other planets, his first goal being the habitation of Mars
During the podcast he spoke about his dream of colonizing Mars, adding that he thought that the universe is likely peppered with long-gone alien civilizations.
The futurist spoke on his thoughts about alien races:
“It's funny, the universe appears to be 13.8 billion years old. Earth, like four-and-a-half billions years old.
“In another half billion years or so, the Sun will expand and probably evaporate the oceans and make life impossible on Earth.
“Which means that if it had taken consciousness 10 percent longer to evolve, it would never have evoked at all, 10 percent longer. I wonder how many dead one-planet civilizations there out there deep in the cosmos, civilizations that never made it to other planets and ultimately extinguished themselves or were destroyed by external factors? Probably a few.”
He went onto to explain how he plans to insure the human race’s survival, using the space X project he will develop craft which will be capable of making the trip to the red planet, this space ship will carry everything need to first colonize and then shuttle humans to the new world.
It will fly back and forth like an interplanetary shuttle, the technology is in its early stages and as the engineers advance the design it is a trip that will become easier.
In his excitement and passion for the topic Musk made hint that there may indeed be living alien races in the depths of space, he said “there might be life out there”.
Then in what seemed like a little bit of a back pedal he denied having any knowledge of extraterrestrial life, then saying that it was a frequently asked question from his fans.
Quoting Musk he said “People often ask, ‘What do you know about the aliens?’ and I’m like, ‘Man, I tell you, pretty sure I’d know if there were aliens. I’ve not seen any signs of aliens’.”
Could he have made a slip when speaking about his plans does he know more than he is letting on?
It has been said that the development of commercial space programs was put on hold for longest time by NASA as they frantically tried to hide the evidence of the extraterrestrial life they had found on their first trips to the stars.
Could they have made an agreement with Musk and others, if we look at those who are making space a commercial arena have they been informed on the secrets and who could be running such dissemination of the truth.
One man and a huge company that works closely with NASA and would fit the bill is Bigelow Aerospace.
The American space technology company based in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has strong ties to the government and Bigelow over the years has gotten his fingers into lots of private UFO pies.
The conspiracy that surrounds the man is legendary, Skinwalker ranch and his project called the National Institute for Discovery Science, an organization built to research paranormal phenomena has been the focus of many, it is said he is also involved with the academy to the stars group. This group being fronted by the ex-superstar musician Tom Delonge.
But let’s just stick with Musk for the time being.
Elon went onto to further support the idea that he doesn’t think we have made contact, he said that as far as he has seen there is no proof that an intelligent extraterrestrial race has visited our planet.
Concluding his thoughts by saying, we’re the only consciousness life that’s out there.”
This is somewhat paradoxical as we know that Musk is among 27 other space experts who have warned against recklessly attempting to communicate with extraterrestrial civilizations.
So which is it, Elon?
Do you think Elon Musk and possibly many other of the world’s top scientist and engineers have been filled in by the governments and government run contractors around the world about alien life being found by the space programs of countries like the US and Russia?
Are these billionaires helping keep the secrets or possibly drip feeding the truth to the planet?
All in preparation for full disclosure?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.