Elon Musk Asked If He’s Ever Seen Aliens

Elon Musk, CEO of Space X, is a self-described expert on space exploration who claims to have found no signs of “conscious” alien life. 

Musk said that many people wonder, are there aliens? 

In an interview that aired on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday, Musk noted that if someone knew about aliens among us, “it would probably be me.”

He said he knows a lot about space and everything in it. He said he wished he could send a tweet confirming alien life. He said it would be the most popular tweet of all time.

Musk recounted a story about a general in the 1960s who proposed discovering an alien public to increase the United States defense budget. 

What do you think would be universally agreed upon? If we brought in an alien and said, “We need to protect ourselves…” we may need some funding. 

Like, “How much cash do you need?” he quipped.

The CEO of Twitter joked that aliens look dangerous, so capturing an alien is an excellent way to generate funding for the military.

Musk also stated that, to the best of his knowledge, there is no proof of “conscious” life in space, but that he hopes there is, and he wants them, should they exist, to be “peaceful.” 

In the interview, Musk also voiced his concern over falling birth rates, saying that he wants to see civilization progress “onward and upward” rather than following a downward trend in terms of population growth. 

Musk said that decreasing birth rates or concerning and noted that, for example, Japan had half as many births than deaths last year.

If you have access to contraception and abortion, you can sate your limbic instincts without having children. In the last 50 years, birth control has been widely available, so we haven’t developed to deal with it yet, Musk noted.

The current social trajectory, according to Musk, is “depressing as hell.” 

He stated, “I’d rather go out with a bang.” To paraphrase, “It’s more exciting.”