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Billionaire engineer/entrepreneur Elon musk discuses what he sees as the biggest threats to civilisation, key innovations of the future and why we should become multi-planetary. Elon musk is currently (2016) the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla and chairman of SolarCity. 📚 Books on Elon Musk and his favourite books are located at the bottom of the description❗ Like if you enjoyed Subscribe for more:http://bit.ly/InvestorsArchive Follow us on twitter:http://bit.ly/TwitterIA Other great Entrepreneur videos:⬇ Larry Ellison's in depth interview on his Life and Success: http://bit.ly/LEllisonVid Jeff Bezos on Amazon, Business and Life/Work:http://bit.ly/JeffBezosVid Bill Gates on Business, Microsoft and Early Life: http://bit.ly/BillGatesVid Video Segments: 0:10 Introduction 3:08 Key innovations for the future 3:59 The future of hi-speed transport 5:25 Becoming multi-planetary 7:33 Evolution on a new plane 8:48 What challenges lie ahead Elon Musk Books 🇺🇸📈 (affiliate link) Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: http://bit.ly/EMuskBook Elon Musk’s Favourite Books🔥 Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down: http://bit.ly/StructuresEM Benjamin Franklin: An American Life: http://bit.ly/BFrankBook Einstein: His Life and Universe: http://bit.ly/EinsteinBookEM Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies: http://bit.ly/SuperintelligencePDS Merchants of Doubt: http://bit.ly/MerchantsOD Original Image Source:http://bit.ly/ElonMuskpic1 For More Investing/Entrepreneur/Economics Videos Check Out The Channel What is Investors Archive ? = Its a Youtube Channel dedicated to having all the best Interviews/ Biography/ educational / courses on Investing/Entrepreneur/Economics so you can find all the free knowledge you need in one place ! Remember to Sub for all the Best New Content
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INTENSITY (1 year ago)
He's just listing all the things he's gonna innovate!!!
Gaurav Deora (1 year ago)
Elon Musk is the godly human, he is the iron man, the crusader, the superhuman https://youtu.be/rW0A7-Uw8ks
Damian De (1 year ago)
This guy hasn't got a clue what he's talking about! I'm talking about myself, of course...
John Mason (1 year ago)
hi tech isnt always better, steady progress is usually best+safer
Isaiah Schwartz (1 year ago)
If humanity creating the Internet gave them a nervous system, then humanity converting to clean energy would mean that they started eating healthy
Datalore de la Terra (1 year ago)
Someone read the Mars trilogy..
Viktor Divinets (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for uploading this
Investors Archive (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching!!
Vinayak Dev (1 year ago)
I love this guy!
Pardohar Simanjuntak (1 year ago)
Can artificial intelligence increase the potential of the human brain.
Andre Avent (1 year ago)
My theory for it being so difficult to leave the earth is that the human genome was banished here. We the most dangerous beings in the Galaxy. Just think we've created communication devices from the manipulation of radio waves. And have the ability of harnessing nuclear power. With no direction or blueprint. We have the tech to destroy planets if we want. That's why we're so far from other life in the solar system. We're the most dangerous.
Marwin Bosst (1 year ago)
the music sux
cg (1 year ago)
If you want advice on how to become a billionaire. *Most important thing is being in the right place at the right time if you* If you are on youtube watching this stuff *you will never become a billionaire because real billionaires do not watch these videos.*
Jacob Herrera (1 year ago)
If robots with AI are all that is left, and they know how to mine minerals and turn them into metals and components and parts to build new robots....If it is in fact an AI and this is their life cycle, then they'd probably treat the earth better because they would KNOW that they come from the earth and will eventually return to it.
SV Wil (1 year ago)
I think he is so brilliant that he lives in his own world of brilliance.
eve (1 year ago)
at time 40s to time 1:01 is my favorite part......the background music help alot!
Jacksonvillage (1 year ago)
Please remove the music from this video
Mikkadyu (2 years ago)
A idea actually starts at 3.16. No shit music over the top.
Haruspex (2 years ago)
We need to start creating artificial wombs. A place where babies can come to being outside the the female body. It'll be expensive to run but maybe that could work. Also to combat religious extremism we must show contradictions and flaws within religions and create doubt. Doubt is the strongest cure to religious fanaticism
torta french (2 years ago)
I want to be rich to buy a Tesla car and a ticket to Mars.
King Yau Lue (2 years ago)
I am the T-1000, im here to look for elon musk. anyone seen him?
udmbfck x (2 years ago)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_educational_attainment Utah is number 9 in Education. However he is correct it does have the highest birth rate per capita (17.2 per 1,000). What he doesn't also take into account is that Utah has the lowest median age in the Country, meaning more "fertile" people to reproduce per capita than any other State. So the argument/theory/stmt between Religion/Education ratio and having many children may not always be true, at least when it comes to developed countries. http://www.businessinsider.com/cdc-states-with-highest-birth-rates-2014-5
ASK JDOG (2 years ago)
Kill the background music before it wipes out all civilization
fuckyoutubelogin (2 years ago)
he predicts the spread of the cancer thats humanity
Zen Mate (2 years ago)
I disagree with Musk that a population implosion will be a bad thing. As he claims, which could be statistically and mathematically correct, population might halve at some point towards the end of the century, but that's a very good thing. Sure there will be hardship and the beginning but - with all the wealth of knowledge that we would have accumulated by then; the endless recourse available (minerals, sun rays, land to grow food and live); having less wars because there is no need to fight over things (like water, land, oil, minerals, religion, land, etc...); earth, animals and humans will eventually be much better off. I just wish I live to see it.
Zen Mate (2 years ago)
The issues with human society is we cannot strike a balance between what we want to do and what we need to do, as individuals and as a species. In my opinion if humans are to survive the next 1,000 - 10,000 - 100,000 years, and be able to explore the universe (whether in our organic bodies or using machines - which is more plausible) we should all have one common purpose. we should all focus on science, maths, and physics, chemistry, neurology, logic, engineering, genetics, and medicine etc... rather than on art, literature, money, twitter, politics, religion, wars, our appearance, the latest iPhone, etc... This way the bright geniuses like Einstein, and promising physicists like Jacob Barnett or neurologists can have all the money they need to get on with their jobs and find the best ways to advance humanity. Also there must be many ingenious people in impoverished areas that could be even better that Stephen Hawking or Mr Musk here, but we'll never know about them because they do not have the access to basic eduction or ways to communicate with the world, or stifled by their cultures. These geniuses could very well be Africans and Arabs, so yes what you said is racist and very dogmatic. Of course this is very hard to do - when most of us are busy running after unwholesome food to eat, spoiled children to raise, fancy cars to drive, boring pointless jobs to do, corrupt politicians to vote for, useless tweets to follow, uninteresting TV shows to binge-watch, senselessly random sport teams to support, fairy-tale religions to follow and so on. But of course you cannot tell people what to do, and I don't claim to be doing this. however, the society in general should start giving more attention to scientists and educators rather than to rock stars, football players, actors, social media people, and super models.
marco da silva (2 years ago)
The problem is that it isn't so much a population implosion as a population replacement. The population will remain the same or even increase but it will be a different kind of population. We are replacing Europeans with Africans and Arabs. It will end badly just as it did in Haiti, Detroit, Rhodesia and now South Africa. I agree that an implosion on it's own would be something we could overcome but if trends continue we are doomed. As an analogy, you could kill off all half the tigers in Asia and the population would recover but if you kept bringing lions into tiger territory then eventually tigers would go extinct. The real problem is that even bringing up the issue is considered racist. We are facing the end of civilization as we know it and yet we are not even allowed to talk about it.
Linda Mvungi (2 years ago)
He has beautiful eyes.
RING JANDO (2 years ago)
So, in effect, this man is an example of a "super-organism", with all his stammering and nonsensical blabbering and moral edicts which are obsolete . . . then get scared people, get scared and run into a hole in the ground where this fool can't follow.
john carter (2 years ago)
Elon Musk is wrong.!!! The Human consciousness is not Super - Organism! We are really ALL individuals! We are all individual units and the highest intelligence a unit gets its on the level of understanding things like Einstein or lower level like Neil Tyson! Now the level of understanding of the Google search engine is much bigger than our complete species, simply because we are very loosely connected units. Yea, we are connected now with the internet and other networks like never before, but this doesn't mean anything. Every 20 years we loose a complete generation of old people and with them we completely loose their consciousness and life of learning. And in 40-to 60 years all of you who read this, will be gone forever too! Now, how to create AI, is that slowly we got to evolve and merge with machines! So we need to get more memory and bigger level of intelligence than Einstein or Neil Tyson! And that is what Kurzweill proposed and its already being done, until every unit reaches to level of safety and immortality . Immortality is relative time of 10 000 years! I propose, that we as a BIo-Units, create a back-up of our life -force. The way to do that is to completely isolate our body in safe suit like Ironman just much larger to withstand the trauma force of future fast travel, because in the future everything is fast,baby!
john carter (2 years ago)
No..Elon Musk is wrong.!!! The birth rate is dependent on: If you are baby, more likely you will survive and have siblings, if your mother,grandmother and aunts are around to help you, feed you, clothe you. Capitalism takes your mom,granma and aunt, they have to work constantly and they still don't have money to feed you, clothe and help you. So society, give money and time to moms and aunts, and you will prosper! It has nothing to do with religion or education- it is a cultural thing- if many women around you have time and food around, they will start making a lot of kids! It is like this in Africa, Asia and its not like this in the west because -you are killing your moms and aunts!
warrenebuffett (2 years ago)
9:40 thats the problem right there all the dummies keep on fucking
dehim verveen (2 years ago)
If there's really a population problem, than why does everyone hate the immigrants?
kkknotcool (1 year ago)
+ParkStreetGuy These are demographics that are needed though. I mean the usa needed people so bad that it was economical to enslave people and drag them there. South Africa needed westerners who could industrialize the economy. And America needs as many engineers as they can get,(Elon Musk) The problem is no nation needs a worthless immigrants from Syria.(just because your people are not making enough babies)
ParkStreetGuy (1 year ago)
"Has there ever been a case of demographic replacement that didn't turn out to be a complete disaster?" Would you consider the USA a disaster? Elon Musk himself is an immigrant from South Africa, where there also was an demographic replacement.
marco da silva (2 years ago)
+dehim verveen Yes let's educate some cats and dogs and pigs while we are at it. That will really solve the problem. Intelligence is a thing mate. Smart people have smart kids and stupid people have stupid kids by in large. How did the demographic replacement turn out for Rhodesia? Haiti? Detroit? Johannesburg? Has there *ever* been a case of demographic replacement that didn't turn out to be a complete disaster? Now you are advocating that we perform the Detroit experiment on the entire western/European world and cross our fingers that everything will turn out fine!?!?!?! WTF!?!?!?!
kkknotcool (2 years ago)
+dehim verveen It's way more expensive. That's for sure. People should stay in the land they were born in, If Europe is taking all the naturally gifted of their country than that just hurts that country and if Europe takes the naturally ungifted of that country than they just come and make the European population dumber.
dehim verveen (2 years ago)
Dude, if immigrants come to europe, we can educate them... It's easier to educate them here than to educate them there.
1503nemanja (2 years ago)
Interesting that Musk is worried by underpopulation and not overpopulation as most people, some of them quite smart. Maybe their and Musk's ideas annihilate and we get a nice world with fairly stable population :P Jokes aside, I think that might be true and population will stabilize, more or less, during this century.
1503nemanja (2 years ago)
+Xavier Artot Yes and no. It is happening the most in white societies but globally birth rates are dropping everywhere IIRC. And as those non-white people come to European countries and become richer in their own countries too it seems that they too will follow similar trends of few births. Eventually the whole world will be in a decline but worse most if not all young people will be tied up looking after their aging parents and grandparents who outnumber them. That is Elon's fear anyway. Or maybe societies that oppress women like muslims can keep a high number of births and take over. Maybe the whole world realizes its mistake and takes measures to fight population decline. Who knows, that is why we call it the future :P
torta french (2 years ago)
I think he has a lot of prejuges, he's thinking about white people. in the next century the white going to be replace by others group maybe 2.
Toofless Hobo (2 years ago)
Elon always looks like he just got done eating a hot pepper.
49fiori (2 years ago)
What is the benefit for living on Mars?
KNO (2 years ago)
We do not go to mars because of its benefits, we go to mars because we CHOOSE to go to mars. We CHOOSE to break the meta earth living, we CHOOSE as humanity.
1503nemanja (2 years ago)
People need to realize that money = energy. In theory with enough energy you can create virtually everything and technology is quite close to making this true. And on Mars, all of the energy it has is yours. You won't have to share with 7-8 billion people. After the tough, pioneer work is done people on Mars will be very wealthy.
Adnan R. (2 years ago)
+49fiori​ It has crashed several times, one of those times it wiped out the dinosaurs. Now, with humans involved, the chance for another crash is bigger than ever. Alot of factors is involved, disease, nuclear war, and global warming is some of them. We could also get a asteroid smashed in our face by outer space. This is just some of the reasons why a backup server is useful. 
49fiori (2 years ago)
+Adnan R. but it didn't crash for 3.5 billion years, you think it will any time soon?
Adnan R. (2 years ago)
Look at Earth as a computer/server, with human beings and life in general being the files on that computer. If the first computer crashed, you would be glad you had a backup of those files on another computer/server, which would be Mars.
Alex Shone (2 years ago)
Population reduction...? I was under the impression we are a growing population.
marco da silva (2 years ago)
He means white people.
Hildegard von Bingen (2 years ago)
If we have 1,5 children/woman we are fucked and if we have 2,5 children per woman we are also fucked if we wait long enough. But I guess a smaller population is a problem that is easier to solve than overpopulation. smaller populations actually have many advantages. And it is a vicious cycle in our modern society. Family structures are usually torn apart by economic or educational neccesseties. We spent little time with each other. On the other hand our financial responsibilty for our children lasts until the mid 20s or even longer if they go to University. Havin Kids just isn´t attractive in our society or hardly possible. But maybe thinks will change when society changes. When most of human work is substituted more efficiently by machines and most people are unemployed, we actually have the time and energy for kids.
torta french (2 years ago)
the muslim have 5 children by couple even in Europe, they're replace the population every day.
MemeMasterJackal _ (2 years ago)
I am 19. It is 2016. I am going to live my entire adult life in the most historical century in human history. Feels good man.
Arbaz Khan (2 years ago)
Buddy you are living in a dumbest era in the History. 20th Century was the Golden era.
marco da silva (2 years ago)
+Towel M Finally an intelligent comment on this video. Thank you.
MemeMasterJackal _ (2 years ago)
+john carter You act like things have changed. Was has always been fueled by greed and corruption. Fuck that chivalry bullshit or whatever ideological cause they may have used. That is all just to justify our (Humanities) ancestor's actions.
john carter (2 years ago)
War is not in decline. Statistically if there was so many wars in last 20 years, so then it will be more wars in the future. The wars are fuelled by money and corruption. And if you notice any corruption around you , you will get troubles and wars eventually.
MemeMasterJackal _ (2 years ago)
+john carter Duh. And actually war has been on the decline.
Pope Guruvanich (2 years ago)
"I hope the AI is nice to us."
andrew thomas (2 years ago)
Why not fix the audio with a decent equalizer and repost this so it's audible?
Stephen R (2 years ago)
'the third one', does anyone know if he was referring to robots/A.I or something else? At first I thought homosexuality which would explain why he didn't want to bring it up, but I'm probably wrong
Cy Cooper (2 years ago)
Every major problem of humanity stems from poor education. The more ignorant a population is the more it will be subject to the whims of whatever demagogue can convince them to work against their self-interests. If a nation's culture prioritizes education over entertainment and provides the means for even the poorest of citizens to get a decent education then people will start collectively addressing the problems of over-/under-population, environmental destruction, religious extremism, political corruption, and even the dangers of artificial intelligence. Progressive countries need to see educating citizens as an investment in their future. The more educated a group of people becomes, the better they are able to collectively manage problems and proactively drive development and innovation. Go the opposite direction and human social evolution slows to a crawl.
narlycat (2 years ago)
hey Elon if you want more population why don't you loosen up on some of that multi-billion dollars of cash you have horded, and get all of your rich friends to also add some more to the kitty. either the poor need to stop having children or else the rich are going to have to empty out their pockets and start providing more jobs, and/or food stamps for everyone.
Boss (2 years ago)
elon will cure cancer in the next decade or so.
Jacked Johnson (2 years ago)
This guy gives me the creeps.
Wamuyu Gatheru (2 years ago)
Elon should visit his old continent - no population problem there. But I guess what he would prefer is if educated people had more kids
Robert Weekes (2 years ago)
Elon Musk is the Thomas Edison of our day! I hope he becomes a Thorium energy advocate
Steve H (2 years ago)
I predict that elon musk will never be exposed for the fraud that he is and that there are too many dupes in the world to allow their god to be exposed.
The streetpanda (2 years ago)
I really hope that AI is nice to us too,but sadly thats a bit optimistic,im sure it will see how fucked we are and turn on us.
The streetpanda (2 years ago)
+Kurt Coleman Who said anything about slavery i said work with us not for us.And that's very interesting i never tought about it that way,it would be nice if it did think of us as its parents and had affection for us.
Kurt Coleman (2 years ago)
+The streetpanda Ideally the machine intelligence will be the child of humanity and very well may think of itself as such. That's being optimistic, not foolish. I think our chances for a good relationship will be improved if we think about it as bringing a child in to existence, rather than creating something intended for perpetual slavery.
The streetpanda (2 years ago)
You would be absolutely foolish to compare artificial intelligence to children,underestimating it would be one of many things that could make us a thing of the past.As for it leaving the planet,i hope thats the worst that could happen,i wuold prefer having it work with us and thrive on our desire to explore and understand nature.
Kurt Coleman (2 years ago)
+The streetpanda Do children often murder their parents when they find out they are not their ideal models? I prefer to think the worst case scenario is the AI exits the planet leaving us behind entirely
ApexMike (2 years ago)
Terrible sound quality. What idiot placed the microphones and produced this? One-sided interview - we could not hear the questions. Way too long intro with really annoying muzak in it. Pointless, fashion-centric jump cuts. All of this detracted from what could have been a great interview. The only good aspect of this was that Musk was saying interesting things.
Kai Be (2 years ago)
3 mins of intro for 9 mins of content? What a lol.
MegaSkiboy (2 years ago)
Turn that shit music down i can't hear genius talk.
Kai Be (2 years ago)
+MegaSkiboy it's an intro, noob. Admittedly, one that is way too long - but there's no music for the actual interview.
andrew christie (2 years ago)
The end of religion would be the biggest step forward human kind could ever make.
James D (2 years ago)
Not all religions are bad. In my opinion religion can be a great coping mechanism for humans. It is mostly a good thing. Sadly some evil people use it to try to control the masses and promote their evil agenda.
syth406 (2 years ago)
+1503nemanja Hear, hear.
1503nemanja (2 years ago)
That is completely wrong. Humans need spirituality to keep us going, it is what makes us dream, hope, it is that feeling of awe at amazing accomplishments. Religion, or more precisely spirituality, is the most human part of us, the emotional part that makes life feel good and makes us strive for more. I can think of few things more boring than being a perfectly logical being stripped of all emotion (yes, emotion is inherently irrational). Maybe it won't be a "incense and crusades" religion, maybe that kind of spirituality is bad, but some kind of spirituality should exist. Indeed needs to exist for humans to be humans.
steven cross (2 years ago)
. religion is not inherently bad and to anyone who thinks science can answer everything you've never come to the conclusion that with every discovery more questions are raised than answered. Or that from Newton to Einstein to Godell, most innovative thinker s in history believed in some idea of what they called "God". I think the idea that the two must be exclusive is slowing scientific innovation at the moment. Also without religion we would've never been able to achieve the kind of social stability to have civilization. I agree that the more primitive forms of it should begin being phased out but in all honesty it is. Things just don't move at the rate we envision but rather at what nature dictates. ( i don't care about grammar on youtube lol)
theo t (2 years ago)
Same thing with carnism.
Seyamak Shukrullah (2 years ago)
Elon should be elected for president
Kurt Coleman (2 years ago)
+Afunny President of Mars?
Rishabh Sharma (2 years ago)
why drown someone so capable in political hole
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
The interactions between the chain of sound compression algorithms has left the voice illegible. How can you make such a poorly produced vid? How can you be so incompetent as to release something this illegible???
Blunter (2 years ago)
I almost always agree with everything Elon Musk says, but the planet is pretty overpopulated right now. That won't be the case if we branch out to other planets, but currently we are stuck here with finite resources. The species are dying around us, the oceans are being poisoned, etc; we might heavily regret these things in the long term. The population is still on the rise at the moment and we have nearly quadrupled in just the last hundred years, the biggest explosion in world history. I think we need to ease back for a bit until we figure out how this will fare for us.
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+Carl Sagan I Googled and checked the numbers, but the growth rate still came out significantly less than I expected.  People generally quote an annual growth rate of just under 3%, but the "rule of 72" dictates that a 45 year doubling-time corresponds to a growth rate of less than 2%.  That's a highly significant difference.  I wonder what the error-bars are on the various population numbers?  But I'm not curious enough to do that much research about it.
Blunter (2 years ago)
+MantisNoMore thanks for clarifying. Didn't want to check numbers and figured I'd be less likely to be called it if I undershot rather than overshot.
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+Carl Sagan Your numbers are wrong; the world population has more than quadrupled in the past 100 years. The doubling-time is ~45 years.
Weapon Valhalla (2 years ago)
Our greatest obstacle is malaria!
marco da silva (2 years ago)
Yes, because what we really need is for Africans to come in and replace Europeans. It worked out just great in Rhodesia, Haiti, Detroit and Johannesburg. Now let's try it on the entire western/European world. It will work great, trust me.
Cristobal Leiva (2 years ago)
audio sucks!
Real Stock Value (2 years ago)
If we become amortal then there is no issue with the demographic. :D
100001091057100001 1 (2 years ago)
khazar cult psycho A.I. for you with false data
yeah (2 years ago)
I don't get why an organic populatio implosion is a bad thing. It will definitely won't be a bad thing for environment.
Niels Ohlsen (2 years ago)
Yes we are connected. So: Are we now, collectively, making better music than Mozart? Painting better works than Corot, Pissaro, Munch or Van Gogh? Producing better academic work than Newton, Einstein or Maxwell? In other words, was Goethe wrong when he claimed that every work of great importance is a work of solitude?
Niels Ohlsen (2 years ago)
+theTYTAN3 nice try. Problem is, quality is not entirely subjective. My argument is that, still to this day, bringing together more people together will not produce better music or art. And yet those with elevated minds will still continue to think Porter and Mozart is where it's at (or thereabouts).
theTYTAN3 (2 years ago)
+Niels Ohlsen There probably won't be another Cole Porter or Mozart. The Internet has created a system where anyone can find whatever sort of art that appeals to them. As a result art has been focused down to be more appealing to a smaller more specific audience or a very large massive audience. Modern pop is written to appeal to just about everyone as a result it takes very few risks, and will be forgotten the moment it stops getting radio attention. The music most people will remember years from now will be something they find themselves through the magic of the internet. Nobody else will care about that music, but they still will. It will be personal to them and likely have a much more profound impact to them then Mozart.
Niels Ohlsen (2 years ago)
+1503nemanja so who would you consider being at the level of Cole Porter, let alone Mozart? Name me one if you can.
1503nemanja (2 years ago)
By and large? Yes. Science in particular is blazing ahead like never before and communication between scientists across the world is a huge part of it (the other part being accumulation of knowledge and how it is all interconnected). Music and art are also doing great, don't think about Katy Perry, the masses always liked simple stuff and it makes sense, that kind of music is at least pleasing to most people, in essence it is tolerable to the greatest number of people. Meanwhile you have tons and tons of musicians breaking through thanks to the internet, the variety of music has never been greater and among that "hipster" music you can find something for everyone no matter how picky. And don't even get me started on books, video and other storytelling media. There is such a great variety of new media every year you just can't keep up with it all, let alone catch up with the entire body of human creativity (something that was largely possible one or two centuries ago). Basically, in the past we had less. Less knowledge, less music (and the capability to hear music, no music players...), less stories to learn about so those things we did have seem that much more monumental both to us and people back then.
Niels Ohlsen (2 years ago)
+Jack Trowbridge all down to things invented before the advent of the Internet? Well, thanks for making my point.
Copimi (2 years ago)
what a beautiful mind.
steven cross (2 years ago)
lol no chill much?
Copimi (2 years ago)
+MantisNoMore umm.. no? idk? am i? i think that I myself think that he is brilliant.
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+Copimi What are you talking about? Are you incapable of thinking for yourself???
Scott Lowe (2 years ago)
All the content is in the first 3 minutes as highlights. You don't need to watch the rest.
Andrei Brănescu (2 years ago)
I agree with all the points except the demographics thing. We are already too many. Why would it be a negative thing if the population stagnated?
Kurt Coleman (2 years ago)
+Andrei Brănescu The trends seem to indicate a stabilization of global population rather than an implosion.. and with robots taking over work, and individual lifespans increasing, and everything else on the horizon, Elon's concern about future population demographics seems contradictory
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+Andrei Brănescu You're already seeing it. It doesn't turn artistic. It turns to a panoply of drug abusers addicted to a variety of drugs.
Andrei Brănescu (2 years ago)
+Danquebec01 In that case, I would have to agree. It will be interesting to see how the occupations will shift to the more artistic side as the technical side and manual labor will be performed more and more by robots. 
Danquebec01 (2 years ago)
+Andrei Brănescu I should also note that non-full employment doesn’t have to be “part of the population is always full-time working and another is never working”. It can be a transition to general part-time working, or intermittent full-time working.
Danquebec01 (2 years ago)
+Andrei Brănescu Most of the income today is from capital, not work. It is the capital owners who would logically be the main sources of taxes (if we’re even talking of a capitalist system). What you said about robots “taking jobs” is a trend of that: as work produces more capital, and more rapidly developing capital, it becomes hard to find uses for work. That a country has almost no welfare is a problem, not the other way around.
manz92 (2 years ago)
He has this same passion that I do, which is why I really like him, this vision of optimism that we can become a greatly advanced civilisation that no sci-fi today comes close to imagining.
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+manz92 That's a really good description.  That's what I feel like EVERY DAY!!!
manz92 (2 years ago)
+MantisNoMore Try explaining the 21st century to a medieval peasant.
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+manz92 You realize that you are saying the 2 of you share a fantasy, right?
quinto190 (2 years ago)
I don't fear possible AI very much. It will always need electric energy and computers to exist. So, switch off and disconnect. Will it run under Linux or Windows?? It will need a software platform... I'm much more afraid about mechanistically thinking geneticists messing up the ecology of our planet! Most geneticists seem to be ecologically illiterate...
quinto190 (2 years ago)
+Gaston Alejandro Trivi A lot of people seem to think, an AI is some some kind of all-knowing god. But this is just a fear projected into technology. The designers need to take care, THAT it can be switched off and which information it can access in case something goes wrong.
G. Alejandro Trivi (2 years ago)
+quinto190 Lols... the moment an AI goes from ANI to ASI trying to umplug it would be like a 4 year old with brain damage trying to asphyxiate Sherlock Holmes.
I predict videos with no background music drowning out the actual content.
beachcomber2008 (1 year ago)
Or maybe it's just a coincidence.
Phantom (1 year ago)
wow...i was just on your blog...now i run into you in a random video's comment section...weird
Bryant Evans (2 years ago)
+Practical Islamic Finance lmao
beachcomber2008 (2 years ago)
+Brainbuster It should be further into the background, don't you think?
Brainbuster (2 years ago)
Exactly. It's called "background" music for a reason.
KappaFANLoV (2 years ago)
The worst sound ever... Damn!
Mike Y (2 years ago)
Multiplanery doesn't solve much. If humans get to the level where travelling to Mars is like travelling a few hundred miles, then we will still fight (human psychology won't change). Instead of wars between countries there will be wars between planets!
CoffeeHustler (2 years ago)
Is it just me or is the sound quality in this video really bad? It sometimes made it hard to hear what was said.
Joshua Malloy (2 years ago)
"I hope the AI is nice to us". I love this dude. Lol
FroztByte Gamer (2 years ago)
For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction In shot *DONT FUCK WITH THE ROBOTS AND THE ROBOTS WONT FUCK YOU TOO*
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+Joshua Malloy For us to survive, the AI would have to be kinder to us than we are to each other. What makes you think an inorganic life-form will have greater empathy for humans than they have for themselves???
free_at_last (2 years ago)
The editor of this video was on crack. Camera 1! Camera 2! Camera 1! Camera 2! Camera 3! Graaaa! Cameras!
free_at_last (2 years ago)
The editor of this video was on crack. Camera 1! Camera 2! Camera 1! Camera 2! Camera 3! Graaaa! Cameras!
Jens Björkqvist (2 years ago)
"I hope the AI is good to us" Amen on that!
gbrsc (2 years ago)
Let the old people die off and take advantage of our increased efficiencies and help the developing world slow their birthrates down and help them become efficient and stabilized. I don't see slowing birthrates as a problem. People that want to have children will (unless you live in China) and there are too many people in the world already.
h2flow1 (2 years ago)
I have my own nervous system.
Kyeol Williams (2 years ago)
It's impressive to see the large array and seemingly random amount of statistics Elon regularly utilizes. It reasons, this, along with his skill of technological insight into the future, is heavily motivated by a heightened sense of the progression of humanity.
Kira Nightingale (3 years ago)
Utopian is looked down upon because of Hollywood and the false crap they portray. With technology we could have a Utopia regardless of what people think will have happen because it will happen anyways.
Kira Nightingale (2 years ago)
Again, we will build it anyways....when people have nothing to be upset or angry about the killing will stop. What people miss is the fact that most evil is rooted in scarcity or greed, we must let both go.
Kira Nightingale (2 years ago)
Muslim and Chinese women are standing up for their rights, as we speak they are making change, do not underestimate the power that comes with compassion.
Crypt0cracy (2 years ago)
+Kira Nightingale you'd have to diminish medieval and religious hypocrisy and ignorance before humans can adapt to a utopian world.
BANSHEE XOXO (2 years ago)
+Kira Nightingale We are not anywhere near ready for a Utopian civilization. Technology is not enough. We as people need to progress and become smarter and as I am sure you already know, we are so far away from that.
Mike William (3 years ago)
I have a prediction. Musk's companies no longer get $5 billion in taxpayer money and Tesla and Musk declare bankruptcy. Musk's companies are just a corporate welfare program. Tesla doesn't make a profit and Musk is sucking taxpayer monies.
AudiophileTubes (3 years ago)
FIND THE CURE FOR CANCER!
t-bird shane (3 years ago)
the US is 3 new babies to every one death. .............
joe momma (2 years ago)
+t-bird shane The US birth rate is barely at replacement. Almost all of our population growth in America is immigration. Most of the developed world have declining birth rates. It's poor countries with huge birth rates. Like Niger has 6.6 children per woman.
t-bird shane (3 years ago)
whats wrong TheDarthloki? shut you down?
t-bird shane (3 years ago)
not to mention there is only one woman that can't vs 200 that can, and 30% of those have more then 2 kids. so please, check math. 
t-bird shane (3 years ago)
http://www.census.gov/popclock/
TheDarthloki (3 years ago)
and those are whipped out by women birthing 0 children... AVERAGE childen is below 2,1 per woman thus resulting in a decline of citizens, immigrants not counted
Cloud Starchaser (3 years ago)
Elon Musk is the real Batman but there's also a real Joker and it will blow people's mind when they find out who he is but I'm sure I know now: he's the guy who murdered Kim Kardashian's father Robert with a CIA cancer weapon in retaliation for his defense of O.J. Simpson. Cancer weapons are a real thing and a lot of people know that Robert Kardashian was probably assassinated with one but while Elon Musk is the real Bruce Wayne the guy who killed Robert Kardashian is most likely the actual real life version of The Joker.
knapret (3 years ago)
It's difficult to predict what will happen but life should be radically different by the end of this century. Perhaps there will be a population decline. Advancements in robotics and AI have the potential to mitigate the issues with an aging population by replacing a lot of the workforce with robots. Fewer people could support many more in the future, if that's what society wants. Advancements in biotech/medicine will allow people to stay healthy longer, live longer and retire later. The lowest standard of living could be decent in developed countries even if most people were too old to work, or were no longer economically "needed" due to the level of automation. Such countries might quickly become more socialist, with machines providing for (at least) all basic needs. There's already a strong trend of quality education in any subject becoming freely available via the internet, so if more people have time to pursue whatever knowledge they want in the future, that should only accelerate innovation. I guess some people will be always be content to just live on welfare though, even if they have all the means to pursue higher goals. AI itself doesn't seem like as much of a threat as those potentially wielding its power. Dictatorships based on AI control could be even more ruthless in the future. It's frightening to imagine a military/police state where a few individuals could maintain absolute control with an army of machines. How could a country like China or North Korea ever become democratic with this new level of oppression available? Which lesser developed countries would a guy like Putin just take for his own if he had millions of robotic soldiers? I think the biggest threat to progress in the near future, though, is the debt-based world economy which will inevitably implode without exponential economic growth. Exponential growth is difficult to combine with the necessary environmental sustainability, declining resources and decreasing population, so in my opinion it seems unavoidable that we'll have to go through some kind of major world crisis. The question is how long can we go on like we do today? How bad will the chaos be? How will we pick up the pieces and how should we do things differently next time?
Barney Goodwin (3 years ago)
Yikes. The future sounds frickin' depressing....
Khalid Safir (3 years ago)
Elon sharing some common sense that most people refuse to use, like if you dont have enough kids who's going to take care of you when you're old? We fight our common sense because of our egos. Someone tells us the world is full up, so we adopt that idea then fight anyone who disagrees. When we're at school we can't develop such stubborn ways, we're used to being told we're wrong and fix it. Anyway, interesting sidenote for Muslims who might be thinking Elon's belief that we should be an interplanetary species is crazy talk: you know that Prophet Muhammad was "a mercy for all the worlds" and he was a guide for humanity, not aliens, so, putting one and one together....
Ryan Rothschild (3 years ago)
i just hope his company doesn't turn into one evil giant, like they say, power corrupts, absolute power absolutely corrupts.
Ninjarem (3 years ago)
A.I. doesn't mean an army of robots. If you keep it under control there's no way it will take over.
Vincenzo Carrano (3 years ago)
Horribly shot, bad audio, terrible annoying background music, and the cheesiest font ever. Congratulation for the shtty video.
Rod Reguez (3 years ago)
How the hell does someone get to interview Elon Musk without even a sub standard microphone let alone a compressor/limiter?
dovlication (3 years ago)
whats the use of two cameras when you have inconsistent audio
dovlication (3 years ago)
did he just announce depopulation?
chris topher (3 years ago)
Haha that was great, I especially like the last comment, I also hope the god we create (AI) will be nice to us :)
Christoph EGGER (3 years ago)
Well I dont agree that he is writing genetics, not a good thing!
thegafferlives (3 years ago)
As long as AI is capable of giving blow jobs then who cares?
Chi Quita Feldberg (3 years ago)
What did he predict? This is all common knowledge.
ProPaleo (3 years ago)
Elon Musk in his book states serious concerns about Artificial Intelligence and how it has kept him up at night many times. He states his concern for Google's Larry Page's experiments with AI and his goal of creating the market for it. Why do Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and other great minds have such strong concerns for the immersion of AI robots into human society? I guess we will never know until that time comes, likely in this decade or the next.
MantisNoMore (2 years ago)
+ProPaleo "Why do Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and other great minds have such strong concerns for...AI [?]" Because it is so much smarter than you are! And it will have no logical reason to preserve human life.
G. Alejandro Trivi (2 years ago)
+ProPaleo because of the reasons explained here: http://waitbutwhy.com/2015/01/artificial-intelligence-revolution-1.html Its pretty long, and very well researched. BY FAR the most important thing going on in the world right now.
Matúš Frisík (2 years ago)
+ProPaleo That's true, man with skull avatar that symbolizes death.
Phah hah (3 years ago)
exactly! remember when the real A.I stated that he will keeps humans in human zoo :O ?   
kieran walton (3 years ago)
+James Cunico Nevermind what we could do with that technology but what it could do with itself
GM4ThePeople (3 years ago)
The Challenges We Face: An Open Letter to Elon Musk, by Kevin Alfred Strom http://www.kevinalfredstrom.com/2015/05/the-challenges-we-face-an-open-letter-to-elon-musk/
Uncephalized (3 years ago)
OMG cut the annoying background music that makes Elon hard to hear.
Juozas K (3 years ago)
I liked his thoughts, but not the video.
WorldsBestDesigner (3 years ago)
We're fund-raising to improve our electric automotive technology. www.gofundme.com/m1l2qo
Froggy Noddy (3 years ago)
elon's not wasting time. that's why he's got 6 kids.
beachcomber2008 (2 years ago)
+John Gobalski It's not that necessary. Your genes are travelling parallel to you. It's not that necessary. Your genes are travelling parallel to you.
John Gobalski (3 years ago)
+Patrick Hennessey No, that's called securing the future of the human race. We need this man to produce as much offspring as possible.
John Gobalski (3 years ago)
+Patrick Hennessey No, that's called securing the future of the human race. We need this man to produce as much offspring as possible.
Prachi Gupta (3 years ago)
+Froggy Noddy yepp!
Froggy Noddy (3 years ago)
+Prachi Gupta wow ok! so he's fathered 6, but has 5 presently. 

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