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Elon Musk Tells "World Government Summit" Too Much Globalization Could Lead To End Of Civilization: "The Whole Thing May Collapse"https://www.realclearpolitics.com/v...vilizational_collapse.html#comments-container
Posted By Tim Hains
On Date February 15, 2023
Elon Musk told the "World Government Summit" (WGS) Wednesday in Dubai that too much centralization of world governments could lead to the end of civilization. Watch his full interview at the WGS below:
ELON MUSK: I know this is called the World Government Summit, but I think we should be a little bit concerned about becoming too much for a single world government. We should avoid creating a civilizational risk by having, frankly this may sound a little odd, too much cooperation between governments.
If you look at history and the rise and fall of civilizations... Throughout history, civilizations have risen and fallen, but it hasn't meant the doom of humanity as a whole because there have been all these separate civilizations that were separated by great distances.
Say like, while Rome was falling, Islam was rising. The Caliphate was doing incredibly well while Rome was falling. And that actually ended up being a source of preservation of knowledge, for many scientific advancements.
And so, we want to be a little bit cautious about being too much of a single civilization, because if we are too much of a single civilization, then the whole thing may collapse.
I'm obviously not suggesting war or anything like that, but I think we want to be a little bit war of cooperating too much. That sounds a little odd, but we want to have some amount of civilization diversity such that if something does go wrong with a single part of civilization that the whole thing doesn't collapse and humanity keeps moving forward.
UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Chairman of the World Government Summit (WGS), Mohammad Al Gergawi in a conversation with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, during the fifth edition of WGS in 2017.