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Elon Musk Reveals Three Things He Thinks Could End Human Life On Earth

In an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner, Elon Musk shares some shocking predictions.

Elon Musk has revealed in an interview with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner the three things he thinks could end human life on earth.  

The Tesla and Space X CEO, who is now a father of eight, has previously spoken about his belief that people do not have enough children. But now, he might be thinking otherwise.   

In the interview, Musk was asked his biggest fear, saying, "What are the existential threats that humanity faces? I spent a lot of time talking about the birthrate thing. That might be the single biggest threat to the future of human civilization." 

Adding to this, he continued to say, "And then there's the concern of artificial intelligence going wrong. I think religious extremism is another concern."  

In 2021, Musk warned that if people don't have children, civilization is going to 'crumble'.   

"Most people in the world are operating under the false impression that we've got too many people. This is not true. The birth rate has been dropping like crazy. Unfortunately, we have these ridiculous population estimates from the UN that need to be updated because they just don't make any sense. Just look at the growth rate last year. See how many kids were born and multiply that by the life expectancy. I would say that is how many people will be alive in the future. And then say, is the trend for birth rate positive or negative? It is negative. That is the best case, unless something changes for the birth rate,'' he said in the interview.   

Read the full transcript of the interview here: https://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-interview-axel-springer-tesla-war-in-ukraine-2022-3