Elon Musk speaks out on the topic of UFOs and alien life
Like him or loathe him, there is no denying that Elon Musk is still one of the most influential people in the world today, especially when it comes to areas such as technology and space flight.
On the subject of UFOs and alien life, however, the billionaire remains strangely skeptical.
“I do find the whole question of the aliens a very interesting one, you know, what is typically called the Fermi paradox, which is that if the universe is really as old as scientists think it is, and where are the aliens?” he said.
“If it really has been around for 13.8 billion years, if so, shouldn’t there be aliens all over the place?”
“The crazy thing is that I’ve seen no evidence of alien technology, or alien life whatsoever. And I think I’d know. You know, the SpaceX… I don’t think anyone knows more about space than me or at least about space technology.”
He went on to admit that he found the idea that we are alone in the universe “troubling”.
“What that actually could mean is that the civilization is like a tiny candle in the vast darkness,” he said. “And a very vulnerable tiny candle that could easily get blown out.”
“And I think we should therefore take great care of what may very well be this tiny candle in the vast darkness, and make sure it does not go out, and that we extend the light of consciousness beyond Earth, and do everything we can to ensure that the light of consciousness does not go out.”