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Musk: 'nuclear WWIII could erupt at any time'

By T.K. Randall
December 14, 2015 · Comment icon 27 comments

Elon Musk standing in front of a Tesla Model S. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Maurizio Pesce
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is concerned that another world war could ruin efforts to send humans to Mars.
Musk, who also founded PayPal and Tesla Motors, has warned that a rise in religious extremism could ultimately lead to a global conflict far worse than any that have come before.

The billionaire tech guru has also predicted the growth of a worldwide anti-technology movement that could stop mankind from achieving important milestones such as landing a human on Mars.

"You know, in 1912 they were proclaiming a new age of peace and prosperity, saying that it was a golden age, war was over," he told GQ Magazine.
"And then you had World War I followed by World War II followed by the Cold War."

"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."

The full interview can be viewed - here.

Source: Gizmodo | Comments (27)




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Comment icon #18 Posted by CBbeachbum 9 years ago
Never give stupid humans weapons that they can destroy themselves with. I'm thinking it's a bit late for that....
Comment icon #19 Posted by Use your brain 9 years ago
Partly true, a nuclear war would certainly wipe out humans. But Cement-Brain Religious Fanatics like ISIS and other Demented Terrorist, have come and gone (including the hundreds of years long terror-regime of the Catholic Church). The hope lies in that the world is getting closer and closer together - not only in economic terms, but also in tackling global problems, as seen just now (Paris 2015) in a good start to combat the danger of a too fast climate change. Yes but unlike old times, weapons now exist where if they know they are going down they could take everyone with them. Did you know t... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 9 years ago
This is why we need A.I. robots to take over the world ASAP and force us to be peaceful by becoming their captives. The "I, Robot" scenario. No, I'll pass on that. YOU can become their captive if you want to, but not me. I'm not looking to start WWIII with anyone, so I don't need taken over by robots.
Comment icon #21 Posted by XenoFish 9 years ago
If these ISIS lunatics can get their hands on weapons like this, you better believe they would use them once they realized it was over. Maybe we'd get luck and they'll have it at home base. Then get a bad case of premature detonation.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Doug1029 9 years ago
Yes but unlike old times, weapons now exist where if they know they are going down they could take everyone with them. Did you know that the US has enough Nukes to blow up the world 20 some odd times. I would assume China and Russia do as well. If these ISIS lunatics can get their hands on weapons like this, you better believe they would use them once they realized it was over. The US has already "lost" something like eleven nuclear bombs. Four were in foreign territory, seven within the US. And that doesn't count one that was discovered in a US govt warehouse. We even bombed Albuquerque. Soon... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by robinrenee 9 years ago
They accidentally dropped one on South Carolina too. https://en.wikipedia...n_loss_incident Then they dropped another one off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. https://en.wikipedia...d-air_collision I think that one is still down there in the silt somewhere... undetonated...
Comment icon #24 Posted by coolguy 9 years ago
World war 3 has been on the verge of breaking out since the 1950's
Comment icon #25 Posted by robinrenee 9 years ago
By the way, there's a lot of fear porn going on in this thread. I certainly don't want to suggest that I'm an expert about this stuff, but as a globalist, I have "religiously" (for 50 years) followed the agendas, papers, meetings, etc., of the oligarchs... particularly in the Council on Foreign Relations. http://www.cfr.org/ I surmise that they will continue the regional wars in the Middle East and Eastern Europe for a while. They want the refugees to destabilize Europe. But they are actually about ready to roll out the global governance -- otherwise known as the "New World Order." My guess is... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by robinrenee 9 years ago
World war 3 has been on the verge of breaking out since the 1950's You're right about that. LOL Well, the oligarchs had WWI to establish The League of Nations. It didn't work. Then they had WW2 to establish The United Nations. It worked! They don't need WW3, but they do seem to enjoy the fear porn. It's destabilizing and makes people more compliant.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Doug1029 9 years ago
Humans, predicting the end times since the first time we could grunt at one another. End times? Maybe. Maybe not. But we have been minutes away from nuclear Armageddon several times. And the US has "lost" eleven nuclear bombs. Our recent history makes me fear that we may not be around long enough for global warming to wipe us out. Doug


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