The Tesla tycoon addressed his more than 100 million Twitter followers to issue a terrifying warning about the end of civilisation, comparing mankind to the dinosaurs.
Elon Musk has taken to Twitter once again to issue a stark warning to humanity.
The SpaceX mogul took to the social media site to alert his 104 million followers to his harrowing theory.
Sharing a link to a BBC article about the death of the dinosaurs, Musk tweeted: “This will happen again – just a matter of time”, seemingly referring to civilisation’s potential impending doom.
It then went on to describe how small rodent-like animals such as the Purgatorius, as well as our distant ancestors, then took the place of the planet’s former inhabitants.
Musk’s many fans chimed in, with one saying adding: “Already happening”.
Another speculated: “Well in the past 10% of the Earth’s past we know there have been 5 major mass extinctions. So every one every 50-100M years. And it’s been awfully quiet these past 65M years.. Just sayin.. living on two planets sounds pretty good right about now”.
Musk made headlines for similar theories last week after he claimed that global warming wasn’t the biggest threat our species faced.
He similarly warned the Internet that “population collapse due to low birth rates is a much bigger risk to civilization than global warming” – attracting both praise and criticism for the claim.
“Is having kids the only solution?” one Twitter user asked, to which Musk responded with a simple “Yes”.
Another user wasn’t so interested in Musk’s theories, chiming in: “He just throws nonsense out there to see if it sticks”.
Another added: “You are so wrong on this one Elon.
Despite his scary musings on the end of times, Musk hasn’t seemed to be doing his bit for the planet in recent weeks.
Social media users were up in arms, dubbing him one of the “Bad Boys Billionaires” and noting he could have taken the train, which was only five stops.
One user wrote: “But women should have more children to conserve the human race, meanwhile Bad Boys Billionaires can continue making Earth uninhabitable.”