Elon Musk Says Maybe the Unabomber Was Right

Needle Scratch The death of the “Unabomber,” Ted Kaczynski, has brought up an outpouring of unhinged takes and virtual memorials from a broad ideological spectrum. One of the strangest so far? The reaction of SpaceX, Tesla and Neuralink CEO Elon Musk. In response to tweet about how Ted Kaczynski wrote that the “Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race,” Musk weighed in:¬†“He might not be wrong.” Where to begin? For starters, there might be nobody alive more publicly invested in the industrialization of space exploration and electric vehicles. And that’s without getting into the fact that Kaczynski was a terrorist who killed several people and injured several more. As such, Musk’s comment earned pungent derision from all corners. “The guy who pays $8 a month for Twitter to get more people to notice his Unabomber eulogy tweet on Techno-Lord Elon Musk’s social media platform is my new favorite dumbass,” tweeted¬†one observer. Luddite Lite Many were puzzled, since Musk is a high priest of tech. For heaven’s sake, the guy is actively trying to put chips in people’s brains at his neurotech outfit Neuralink. But Musk has been making noise about the dangers of tech lately, most notably artificial intelligence. In an April interview, for instance, Musk told then-Fox personality Tucker Carlson that AI “has the potential of civilization destruction.” The previous month, Musk even signed an open letter, along with many AI experts, petitioning for a temporary pause on AI development. Other notable technologists,…Elon Musk Says Maybe the Unabomber Was Right

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