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Musk: 'nuclear WWIII could erupt at any time'
By T.K. Randall
December 14, 2015 · 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
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