Elon Musk: "We are the aliens", doubts existence of extraterrestrial life

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, recently spoke at the 74th International Astronautical Congress where he addressed various topics, including the existence of aliens. Musk stated that he has not seen any evidence of aliens during his explorations of outer space. However, he did jokingly remark, "We are the aliens."

The main focus of Musk's talk was SpaceX's Starship mega-rocket, which he described as making their previous Falcon 1 rocket look like a "child's toy." Despite this, Musk took a moment to discuss his thoughts on extraterrestrial life. He suggested that his observations lead him to believe that humanity is alone in a vast darkness, implying that there is no other intelligent life in the universe.

Interestingly, Musk has previously discussed aliens with Twitter employees, stating that he had not seen any actual evidence for their existence. However, he has also made lighthearted jokes about being an alien himself and has expressed a willingness to be one of the first to know if an alien were to visit Earth.

In addition to his musings on aliens, Musk also mentioned his new artificial intelligence company called xAI. He believes that this company could help humans address any issues related to contacting aliens if they do exist.

Overall, while Elon Musk has not seen any evidence of aliens during his career in galactic exploration, he maintains an open-minded and humorous approach to the topic. His focus remains on advancing space exploration through projects like the Starship mega-rocket and exploring how artificial intelligence can benefit humanity in various ways, including potential communication with extraterrestrial life.


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