Tesla founder Elon Musk has admitted to feeling "lonely" and made the bombshell claim that he doesn't want to work on prolonging human life spans because death is "a relief."
In two separate interviews, the billionaire who also founded SpaceX, tackled the two wildly different topics.
Speaking to Business Insider, the tech billionaire said he experiences loneliness like everyone else.
"There are times when I’m lonely. I’m sure there are times when everyone is lonely," he said.
"But it’s pretty basic. Say if I’m working on the starship rocket and I’m just staying in my little house by myself, especially if my dog is not with me, then I feel quite lonely because I’m just in a little house by myself with no dog."
In a separate chat, Mr Musk said that society would become "stuck" if his companies developed means to prolong human life spans.
"That it would cause asphyxiation of society because the truth is, most people don’t change their mind. They just die," he said. "So if they don’t die, we will be stuck with old ideas and society wouldn’t advance."
Mr Musk added: "I certainly would like to maintain health for a longer period of time. But I am not afraid of dying. I think it would come as a relief."
His remarks on loneliness are significant in that they follow his split from musician Grimes, with whom he just welcomed his second child.
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In a statement shared with Page Six in September last year, Mr Musk said: "We are semi-separate but still love each other, see each other frequently and are on great terms."
Musk continued: "It's mostly that my work at SpaceX and Tesla requires me to be primarily in Texas or travelling overseas and her work is primarily in LA.
"She's staying with me now and Baby X is in the adjacent room."
Two years after their first date, Mr Musk and Grimes welcomed their first child in May 2020, with their son being his sixth child.
Last year, Grimes revealed that despite Mr Musk's billions in the bank, she didn't receive any financial support from him but admired that he put his money "into making the world better".
Speaking to Business Insider, she went on to add: "Grimes is funded by Grimes, I can't say the things I say and believe what I believe and then take money from my boyfriend."
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