Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, said this week that abortion and birth control prevent people from having children, and he cautioned that society may end “with a whimper in adult diapers.”
According to Musk, who has long expressed concern about the world’s dropping birthrates, “Civilizations have a kind of life cycle arc, just like individuals do.” He observed that Japan had double the number of deaths than births last year and expressed concern about dropping birth rates.
“For reproduction in the past,” Musk added, “We could rely on straightforward limbic system rewards. But because of birth control, abortions, and other methods, you may still indulge your limbic need without having children. As a result, we haven’t yet developed the ability to cope with it because birth control has only been around for around 50 years or so.”
According to Musk, civilization essentially depends on fresh blood to survive.
“Civilization is going to crumble if we fail to produce enough people to even maintain our numbers, maybe even boost them a little bit,” he said. “Will civilization collapse with a boom or a whimper is an age-old query. Well, it’s now attempting to end in adult diapers with a whimper.”
Carlson questioned the tech magnate whether part of the issue may be that we take our survival and existence for granted.
“Exactly,” Musk said. “I just believe that we shouldn’t take civilization for granted. And if you examine the evolution of civilizations, you’ll see that numerous civilizations have risen and fallen throughout history, including Rome, ancient Sumerians, and ancient Egyptians.”
“I believe we are simply trying to make certain that, you know, we as a civilization go forward and upward,” he concluded.