Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk is rushing to colonize Mars before World War 3 erupts and destroy all technology on the face of the Earth. A third World War will backtracked what humans had developed at present, he noted. He might wake up one day when humans do not have the technology to get to Mars anymore.
“I don’t think we can discount the possibility of a third World War,” Musk told GQ in an exclusive interview. “You know, in 1912 they were proclaiming a new age of peace and prosperity, saying that it was a golden age, war was over. And then you had World War I followed by World War II followed by the Cold War,” he further explained.
GQ noted that Musk has a valid point. Egyptians built the pyramids, but wars came and the next civilizations were not able to replicate that technology.
Musk even contemplated that WW3 might be fought with nuclear weapons. “So I think we need to acknowledge that there’s certainly a possibility of a third World War, and if that does occur it could be far worse than anything that’s happened before. Let’s say nuclear weapons are used,” he said.
He also did not discount the threat brought about by the ISIS. “I mean, there could be a very powerful social movement that’s anti-technology. There’s also growth in religious extremism. Like, I mean, does ISIS grow…?” he pondered.
Musk has considered all possible means for his colony of Mars. He previously appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and advocated the use of nuclear weapons to make Mars habitable. The faster way to make the red planet livable is to “drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” he said at the time.