Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk is warning of a “population collapse.” Musk says to expect the human population to noticeably and significantly drop by the year 2050.
Musk’s macabre prediction was triggered by a tweet from a page called World of Engineering that said: “1950 (historical) world population – 2,556,000,053. Current world population – 7,712,343,478. 2050 (projected) world population – 9,346,399,468.”
Replying to that tweet on Friday Musk wrote: “Real issue will be an aging and declining world population by 2050, *not* overpopulation.” According to the Economic Times, Musk also shared a Wikipedia link to an article titled, “Projections of population growth.”
Real issue will an aging & declining world population by 2050, *not* overpopulation. Randers estimate far more accurate than UN imo: https://t.co/cdHf62bxpb
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 21, 2019
Wikipedia is about as reliable as CNN (considering anyone can change the information offered at any time) so it would behoove Musk to at least have a better source.
Elon have you ever edited facts from a Wikipedia page when you can't sleep?
— Evelyn Janeidy Arevalo ♡ (@JaneidyEve) June 21, 2019
However, he might be onto something. Population decline is becoming a concern. Life expectancy is dropping and people just aren’t having as many kids anymore.
The SpaceX CEO’s theory is that when an increasingly-elderly global populations clash with declining birth rates around the world in the near future a “population bomb” would go off, web portal Futurism reported.
Musk first broached the topic back in 2017 when Musk replied to a publication saying, “The world’s population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care.” Half of the world’s countries have fallen below the replacement rate for developed nations (which is, on average, 2 children per woman), according to a 2017 article by Futurism on Musk’s population decline theory. If this trend continues on, countries like Germany and Italy will see their populations decrease by half over the next 60 years.
While an exponentially increasing population is unsustainable, culling human population growth has ethical and moral implications. But if Musk is correct, and human population collapses, we’ll avoid the ethical dilemma while being faced with economic and societal ones.
In March of 2017, Musk warned that we face a “demographic implosion,” because in many countries “you have a very high dependency ratio, where the number of people who are retired is very high relative to the number of people who are net producers.”
Elon Musk is just playing the odds. A PANDEMIC, World War, unexpected consequences from modern science such as GMO-food or biological terrorism, major earthquakes, asteroid impacts, the list goes on and on. The cretins running most current governments are ill-equipped for most serious problems. Angela Merkel, Nancy Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez, pray to God your lives don’t depend on them.
Duh!!!! Yes half the population living today, will be dead by 2050 No mystery there.
Why does anybody pay attention to this nitwit. He uses borrowed money and the government press, makes him look like a rock star for every word that bumbles from his mouth. He is an eccentric idiot guessing his way through life. Puff puff pass.
Off topic somewhat but these CEOs of big tech companies and their subordinates are openly calling for our president not to be re elected using their influence and resources by manipulation of the internet as a whole. I see a need for an attitude/outlook adjustment to some of these bastards by whatever means is necessary also. Namely googggle an farrcebook scum.
who cares about 2050? I mean if the libs, dems, and elite are correct, we will all die from climate change before 2034 anyway.
solves the universal healthcare, college debt, and social security crises as well… right..?
remind me again why we even need socialists?
What every body needs to prepare for, is not 2020 where Trump will win again, but after his tenure, in 2024. You better have all your preps, BOL, 3 years food supply, all your financial house in order and a stack load of Silver 1 Oz rounds to hide, for your future needs as the world collapses. And transitioning from City too Rural off the grid, will take years to get set up properly. I’m living the Off Grid life style now for 4+ years. A lot of hard work to get to this point. You better have a your BOL compound secure with tall barbed wire fencing. My Food plot is throwing corn, whole and cracked out every day and all the animals will stick around. Just on a few thick wooded acres, I have 2 Does and a yearling buck living on the property right now, the big doe from last year who raised 2 fawns are now yearlings. A Doe and a Buck. The deer are used to me now, and we hand wave and a tail wave gesture back to me, reflects I put them at ease that everything is OK and they are safe. They trust me and now, and we wave to each other. It pretty amazing we can communicate a little. I have about a dozen wild rabbits here now and they are getting big, and I will let that herd grow to about 25 to 30, then cull a few here and there for a steady meal a few times a month. And the FL Ducks are coming in now a few times a day to feed as well in the yard. So the wild buffet food plot line is growing. This type of wild protein food plot is low maintenance. And if I want to take off for a few days I can, as wild animals tend to themselves. The same deer come back year after year to have their fawns on my protective property with water on 3 sides of the property which makes an ideal safe place from predators to have their babies. I ditched the TV BS over 4.5 years ago. And I mostly just watched wild life shows, and now I just look out my window or door, and they are right there 10 yards away. Have not seen the Turkeys in here for some time. Nature is a calming place to find your center. No chaos, just real and in your face daily. Luv off grid. Get ya some folks. Its the sustaining lifestyle that is needed for sustained survival. Anybody clueless idiot still living in the city, with their butts in front of a TV being entertained, will be the first to die in a collapse. Clueless unprepared idiots. You will find out what it is like being hungry. I will be smoking venison on my grill for many tasty meals. You city dwellers may be eating City Rat Tar-Tar. Then have to abandon your entire city dwelling and flee to the country side to escape the genocide in this upcoming collapse.
I’m jealous. You are where I wanted to be at least 20 years ago. I’m looking for a place now, but I have this uneasy feeling that time is short and I may not make it in time to avoid the turmoil that is coming. Wish me luck.
Your place sounds like a slice of heaven. Love reading your commentary about the wildlife there.
And along with the population collapse will be an economic one of epic proportion. With a lower population supporting an ever-increasing aging population, most economies will look like an inverted pyramid – too top heavy to support…
Before I post some End Times Scriptures, how does this normally work, on any given day.
Firstly, take Musk’s many pyramid schemes into account, when talking about projections. Used cars, monorails, and bridges to nowhere. Broader is the base of that pyramid, the taller he wants it to be. There will typically, always be more downline.
I have watched Obama-era housing subsidies come and go, and third worlders from the land that time forgot, and white replacements, replacing the replacement demographics, with comparable morals, musical tastes, and capacity for reason.
I think, this grade of human life is like those brooms on the ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’, which would out-reproduce every hardship, no matter how irresponsibly. In spite of what I usually think, though —
“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.”
— from Isaiah 13
“Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.”
— from Jeremiah 51
Trump hasn’t yet fulfilled the role of Cyrus, afaic, because Cyrus would have sent everyone back to their homelands with their religious relics. Is this relatable to everyone wanting to leave.
A person has financial value, in respect to what they are projected to produce and consume. I wonder whether a person might be used to balance a debt, like that golden wedge, and how many it would take.
I cannot self-terminate
Let me see,
I’ll be 95 in 2050.
My wife and I have made copies
I’ve done my share.
I’m curious to see if my grand child,
or grand nephews/ nieces do their share.
I really won’t care.
Kids are a blessing, what we
put them through isn’t.
I’d say Mr. Haber and Mr. Bosch (along with natgas) enabled several billion of them alone. Before their discovery, offshore islands were mined for guano for fertilizer.
For a “smart” guy from South Africa, Musk should know better. He fled Africa for a reason (too many blacks) and rocked up in Canada (at the time, a very safe and white country).
Musk knows the deciding factor on population is not demographics but civilisation. You can have the most populous country in Africa, Nigeria, and have epic poverty and violence because of lack of civilisation. Equally, you can have a low population country, Bhutan, that is very peaceful and happy because Asians are better behaved than blacks.
The real demographic crisis is not too many old people in the West but too many young people in Africa; that is where you will get the violence and war.
Advanced societies will cope. Already many are encouraging more babies and technology and science will ensure the old are less a burden. Population decline and harmony with the environment is where we want to be. Smart people use tools to amplify their productivity. Dumb people are still trying to work out how to make a flush toilet and get clean water.
Older people in the West do not get dumber as they age (many are voracious book readers), but young people in Africa definitely do not get smarter (look at how they behave when let lose in the West – gang fights etc.).
An older world does not frighten me; a darker, younger world does.
Well, obviously the solution to this is to flood the country with people that have nothing in common with us that are totally willing to have every decision made for them by an authoritarian government.
I would be 100 in 20 50. If Im still alive I will worry about if my dick and asshole still function properly. Nothing else will be importiant. Actually Im to the point where ive become complacement. As long as ive got a comfortable place to live. enough to eat. and my Ponsi Social Security check is deposited every month. Nothing else matters. Don’t care who gets elected or who we make war with. Dont care what anyone thinks or does as long as it doesn’t immediately adversely effect me.
You are 5 years older than me. For Obama health insurance reasons I haven’t started to collect my SS just yet.
I do not know if you have family.
I have a VERY extended family and I would like to see them
do well, just because.
I’m pretty selfish, but only because, If I’m sick I can’t help them.
Old Guy & Relic, I’ll be 98 in 2050. I can relate to both of your posts but we probably cannot depend on SSI being viable by then.
This is just a reverse-side telling of the anthem of the arrogant Globalist Elites: Bring the population down of the peasants, that way the rest are more ‘managable’. Kill off all dissenters. That’s what Leftists do. All of these Nerds in Skinny Jeans will sign onto killing US off in a heartbeat.
Freedom leaders like Trump who want to turn the tables on the Elites are universally attacked. If Trunp didn’t have 70 million intense supporters, they would have gotten rid of him a long time ago. If they get rid of him, they know we’ll burn down the plantation.
I don’t really see Trump reversing the slide to the NWO, he’s just slowing it down. That’s the best he can do, since the Leftist half of our country is insane.
There can be an Island of Safety, a redoubt from the insanity and genocide to come. We need secessions into a defendable strong Nation. God would be with us if we kicked out all the Marxist leftists and repented from the Abortion sin, which is a blood sacrifice to Satan.
Support Secession Now! If we do not secede, the Socialist/Marxist/Democrat Devils will consume us. They’re coming, with a veangence, you can bet on it..
If you do some research, you will learn that advancement in Science has lead to many discoveries in the field of anti-aging. I intend to use Science to rejuvenate me and keep me alive until Science reaches the point where aging no longer affects us; eternal youth.
The problem of over population will take care of itself. Once people live for hundreds of years, birth control will be implemented. A one child policy will be implemented and accepted wherever overpopulation occurs. Followed by a two child policy after population stabilization is achieved.
So much for predictions.
Sounds like the New Age ideology. Their favorite country is China, which already implements those policies. Rockefeller visited chairman Mao in 1974 and praised the country to the hilt. I imagine ol’ Rocky would have wanted to tweek the regime a little too, to let ogliarchs like him in at the top of the foodchain. What you propose has all the freedom of an anthill or a beehive. guess the future belongs to the Borg,
One thing to think about, no matter if the age limits are raised to 200 years, once the body dies, the immortal soul lives on, and then those who don’t accept Christ go south, into an anomaly, a failed file bin called the Pit, otherwise known as Hell. that has to be mentioned I think as a possibility.
If the planet were to hold 20 or 30 billion, God would have made a bigger planet. There will be life on earth 100, 200 years from now, and King Jesus will be ruling with an iron rod.
We gotta go through a little Globalist Police State for 7 years, a few years from now. But it won’t last long, then Jesus will come back and rule with freedom and plenty abounding. What some of us Christian Patriots do now is fight the fine fight against the NWO, so the Christians alive during the Globalist regime will have a bit of an advantage to survive the 7 years.