Musk said that “the crazy thing is, I haven’t seen any evidence of alien technology or alien life at all. And I think I would know. You know, SpaceX… I don’t think anybody knows more about space than I do or at least about space technology.” Musk added that the absence of extraterrestrial life in the universe “is actually somewhat worrisome.”
Elon Musk, the man behind Twitter, SpaceX, and Tesla, is a man that is interested in many things. Not only does he want to colonize Mars, provide internet to regions on Earth that are inaccessible to it traditionally, and electrify the world with clean energy, but it seems that Musk has a thing about aliens and UFOs. Elon Musk made a virtual appearance at the World Government Summit 2023 in Dubai, where he addressed various topics, including what’s happening at Tesla and Twitter and the existence of aliens. Musk’s speech about aliens and UFOs shouldn’t come as a surprise since governments worldwide have begun t shoot down unidentified flying objects violating their airspace.
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Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the United Arab Emirates, who moderated the session, spoke about the recent instances of the US shooting down unidentified flying objects—believed to be Chinese spy balloons—in the last week and asked Musk “alien or not alien?” While Musk has recently joked that the UFOs being reported over the US are his “alien” friends,” he declared during the summit that he did not believe the UFOs were aliens. Musk explained that he found the entire alien thing of particular interest.
“I find the whole alien thing very interesting, you know, what’s usually called the Fermi paradox, which is if the universe is really as old as scientists think it is, where are the aliens?” Musk said during the summit.
Musk continued by saying that if the universe as we know it has really existed for 13.8 billion years, shouldn’t there be aliens all over the place? Musk said that “the crazy thing is, I haven’t seen any evidence of alien technology or alien life at all. And I think I would know. You know, SpaceX… I don’t think anybody knows more about space than I do or at least about space technology.” Musk added that the absence of extraterrestrial life in the universe “is actually somewhat worrisome.”
Musk also said that this is somewhat worrisome. “What that could really mean is that civilization is like a small candle in the vast darkness. And a very vulnerable little candle that could easily go out,” he added. Musk explained that we (as a civilization) should be very careful and make sure that this small candle doesn’t go out. He stressed that we need to extend the light of consciousness beyond Earth and do everything we can to ensure that the light of consciousness doesn’t go out.