Elon Musk on assassin drones and dying on mars
Elon Musk, the guy who invented PayPal (Venmo for mommies and daddies) and reversed hair loss in at least one man, went on "Axios on HBO" to talk about, among other things, space, which is something we could all use from Elon Musk.
More specifically, Musk talked about his plans to get out of here once he grows up, giving himself a 70 per cent chance of relocating to the next planet humans will ruin—Mars.
While humans have not set foot on Mars yet, Musk insists that there have recently been "a number of breakthroughs" are key in making our next step to the red planet. And though he places the cost around "a couple hundred thousand dollars," he insists that it's not simply a way for rich people to escape Earth, namely because there's a good chance passengers won't survive the trip.
"People die on Everest all the time," he says in the clip. "They like doing it for the challenge."
As he's mentioned before, Musk also went on to add that the biggest threat to our world is the rise of Artificial Intelligence, from its potential for spreading propaganda, to simply flying into us and killing us:
"You could make a swarm of assassin drones for very little money. By just taking the face I.D. chip that's used in cell phones, and having a small explosive charge and a standard drone, and just have it do a grid sweep of the building until they find the person they're looking for, ram into them and explode. You could do that right now."
Okay, maybe Mars doesn't sound so bad after all.