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Elon Musk shares concerns for Japan amid low birth rates

Elon Musk has always been vocal about his notion that people should have more babies and contribute to increasing the population on Earth. Time and again, he had said, “There are not enough people,” and as per reports, he also once stated that the decline in population is “one of the biggest risks to civilization”.

Taking to X, he has now shared his opinion about Japan’s birth rate hitting a record low.The tech billionaire shared his reaction to an article shared on the microblogging platform. Titled, “Japan’s birth rate hits record low: Over two people died for every baby born”. The article states “For a population of around 125 million, losing close to a million people every year is unsustainable”.Elon Musk is quite the family man and we didn’t even know it.

Elon Musk

The billionaire has fathered 10 children so far and it appears that he won’t be stopping anytime soon. In fact, the 51-year-old once joked that “Mars needs people” after he was asked by podcaster Mark Cuban how many children he plans on having. According to Cuban, who joined the Full Send podcast on Thursday, he once texted the billionaire Tesla CEO after the birth of one of his children to congratulate him.

“I’m like, ‘Dude, congratulations, how many are you going to have?.’ He sends me a text back, ‘Mars needs people,’” Cuban said.

Previously, Musk also spoke about how underpopulated the world is. In fact, he was even criticised for encouraging people to continue having children to help populate the planet.

In 2022, a very adamant Musk even tweeted, “If there aren’t enough people for Earth, then there definitely won’t be enough for Mars.

Source: The southafrican

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