“Trust me: the baby crisis is a big problem,” the 51-year-old businessman told reporters in Stavanger, southwest Norway, where he was due to attend an “energy” conference.
When asked about the biggest problems facing the world, the founder of American electric car manufacturer Tesla certainly mentioned the transition to renewable energy, but immediately went on to talk about fertility, “one of (his) favorite problems, perhaps less known.”
In Western societies, as in extremely densely populated countries such as China, birth rates continue to decline, due in part to an aging population.
“It is important that people have enough children to sustain civilization,” he said.
“They say civilization can go boom or moan. If we don’t have enough kids, we’ll die moaning (wearing) adult diapers. It’s going to be depressing,” he said, adding.
“Yes, make more children,” he concluded. “At least make enough babies to keep the population going. We don’t want the population to drop so low that we end up extinct.”
Divorced three times, Mr. Musk is the father of ten children, one of whom died at the age of 10 weeks. One of them, a transgender girl, recently filed an official request to change her surname along with her gender in order to cut all ties with her father.
And the American press recently reported that he had twins with the Neuralink leader in November, a few weeks before the birth of Exa Dark Syderal Mask, whom he had with singer Grimes. She is the younger sister of the boy X Æ A-12.