Elon Musk is obsessed with building a city on Mars. There are many things he discusses daily, and one of them concerns the collapse of global fertility rates. This reduced fertility rate, according to the CEO of SpaceX, could put the sticks in the wheel to the idea of creating a city on Mars.
Indeed, to colonize a new planet, people are needed to do so (seeing and considering that Musk believes the first settlers of Mars will die). “If there aren’t enough people on Earth, then there’s definitely not enough on Mars,” Elon said on Twitter.
In 2020, the number of children born in the world was felt to be falling. According to the report, current fertility rates could lead to a contraction of populations by 2100. In 2021 even China’s birth rate dropped dramatically, so much so that the country decided to grant up to three children for each couple.
“I think one of the greatest risks for civilization is the low birth rate and the rapid decline in birth rate,” Musk even told the The Wall Street Journal last year. “And yet there are so many people, including the smartest ones, who think there are too many people in the world and that the population is growing uncontrolled.”
In short, apart from the “disviolinata” on Mars, the CEO of SpaceX has a point. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.