Elon Musk receives the journalist from Financial Times in a Mexican restaurant, Fonda San Miguel, where he serves lamb chops in pepper sauce, and shrimp with cheese and jalapeños and at the opportunity he starts talking about various topics, of course twitter and the reactivation of your purchase.
“I goof around on Twitter and I often shoot myself in the foot and it causes me all sorts of problems… I don’t know, I find it vaguely therapeutic to express myself on Twitter. It is a way of getting messages to the public”, he begins by admitting.
“I guess I must be a masochist… But he makes no secret that his interest in the company has never been primarily financial: I’m not doing Twitter for the money. It’s not like you’re trying to buy a yacht and can’t afford it. I don’t have any boat. But I think it’s important that people have a medium for exchanging ideas that is as trustworthy and inclusive as possible and that is as trustworthy and transparent as possible,” added Trump regarding the purchase of the social network.
But in the Mexican restaurant, Elon Musk expanded on other things, as if the issue of aging and how to treat it should be fundamental.
“The current trend for most countries is that civilization will not die with a bang, it will die with a whimper in adult diapers.” But he says that aging should not be solved. “It is important that people die. How long would you have liked Stalin to live? », she pointed out in a wry way.
Of course, the FT journalist asks him about his obsession with SpaceX and if he would like to live on Mars.
“Something will happen to Earth eventually, it’s just a matter of time. Eventually the sun will expand and destroy all life on Earth, so we need to move at some point, or at least be a multiplanetary species,” he says. “You have to ask the question: do we want to be a space-flying civilization and a multiplanetary species or not?” I’m not sure what I think, but Musk is emphatic. “It is a question of what percentage of resources we should dedicate to such an effort. I think if you say 1 percent of resources, that’s probably a reasonable amount.”
Would Musk himself join the pioneer colony on Mars? “Especially if I’m getting older, I will. Why not?” she says. But how useful would it be to Mars if it’s too old? “I think there’s some non-trivial chance of dying, so I’d rather take that opportunity when I’m a little older and see my kids grow up. Instead of now, where the little X is just two and a half. I think I’d be surprised.”
On the other hand, Elon Musk openly criticized the president of the United States, Joe Biden, in the interview.
“The [Biden] had an electric vehicle summit at the White House and deliberately did not invite Tesla last year. Then, to follow up, to add insult to injury, at a big event he said that GM was leading the electric car revolution, in the same quarter that GM shipped 26 electric cars and we shipped 300,000. You think it is fair?”.
Finally, the owner of Tesla commented that he is a man who meets his tax commitments.
“I am subject to literally a million laws and regulations and I obey almost 99.99 percent of them. It is only when I believe that the law is contrary to the interests of the people that I have a problem.