Elon Musk SHOCK admission: SpaceX boss reveals why humans are likely NOT alone in space

Elon Musk, 48, dropped the alien bombshell on Lex Fridman’s Artificial Intelligence Podcast this week (November 12). Speaking about the allure and perils of AI technology, the SpaceX boss also discussed the danger of forever staying on one planet. The South African billionaire who is known for his dream of colonising Mars, said the universe…

, 48, dropped the bombshell on Lex Fridman’s Artificial Intelligence Podcast this week (November 12). Speaking about the allure and perils of AI technology, the SpaceX boss also discussed the danger of forever staying on one planet. The South African billionaire who is known for his dream of colonising Mars, said the universe is likely peppered with long-gone alien civilisations.

Mr Musk said: “It’s funny, the universe appears to be 13.8 billion years old. Earth, like four-and-a-half billions years old.

“In another half billion years or so, the Sun will expand and probably evaporate the oceans and make life impossible on Earth.

“Which means that if it had taken consciousness 10 percent longer to evolve, it would never have evoked at all, 10 percent longer.

“And I wonder how many dead one-planet ciliations there out there in the cosmos, that never made it to the other planet and ultimately extinguished themselves or were destroyed by external factors? Probably a few.”

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Elon Musk: The SpaceX CEO thinks humans are not the first intelligent civilisation to develop (Image: GETTY)

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Elon Musk: The SpaceX CEO thinks there are long-extinct civilisations out there (Image: LEX FRIDMAN YOUTUBE)

The “other planet” that could be humanity’s saving grace, according to Mr Musk, is the Red Planet Mars.

The boss is a firm believer humanity stands on the brink of colonising the neighbouring world.

Towards this goal, he is developing SpaceX’ Starship spacecraft – an interplanetary launched vehicle designed to ferry humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Mr Musk said: “It’s only just possible to travel to Mars. Just barely.

“If G was 10 percent more, wouldn’t work really. If G was 10 percent lower, it would be easy.

“You can go single stage from the surface of Mars, all the way to the surface of Earth because Mars is 37 percent of Earth’s gravity or thereabouts.

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“You need a giant boost to get off the Earth.”

Mr Musk’s appearance on the AI Podcast is not the first time he has hinted at the possibility of alien life.

In October this year, in the depths of space.

However, he denied having any knowledge of extraterrestrial life after being frequently asked about it by his fans.

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He said: “People often ask, ‘What do you know about the aliens?’ and I’m like, ‘Man, I tell you, pretty sure I’d know if there were aliens. I’ve not seen any signs of aliens’.”

Mr Musk also pointed out there have been no signs yet to prove intelligent or advanced aliens currently exist outside of Earth.

He said: “As far as we know, we’re the only consciousness or the only life that’s out there.”

But the statement does not rule out his theory long-extinct civilisations once thrived before the rise of humanity.

Mr Musk is also one 27 space experts who .

In 2015, Mr Musk co-signed a document urging world leaders to consider the implications of alien contact.

The document said: “As a newly emerging technological species, it is prudent to listen before we shout.”

Mr Musk has also expressed his concerns about the rise of untethered artificial intelligence.

On the Lex Fridman podcast he said: “We’ve generally come to the conclusion that it is important to have a government referee or a referee that is serving the public interest in ensuring that things are safe when there’s a potential danger to the public.

“I would argue that AI is unequivocally something that has potential to be dangerous to the public and therefore should have a regulatory agency just as other things that are dangerous to the public have a regulatory agency.”

Are we alone in the universe?

The question is one of the most burning faced by scientists and astronomers around the globe.

For decades, space agencies like NASA have attempted to crack the mystery and find signs of alien life beyond Earth.

NASA said: “For millennia, people have turned their eyes to the stars and wondered if there are others like themselves out there.

“Does life, be it similar to our own or not, exist elsewhere in our Solar System? Our Galaxy?

“Until 1992, when the first exoplanet was confirmed, it was uncertain whether there were even any planets outside those in our own Solar System.

“Today we know of over 3850 planets around other stars and thousands of planet candidates.”

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