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Elon Musk's ‘civilization at stake’ warning against Big Tech AI giants

Feb 29, 2024 08:28 AM IST

Social media user sparks discussion on alleged collusion among Big Tech AI giants.

Tech mogul Elon Musk has sounded the alarm, cautioning that society hangs in the balance amidst a growing battle against Big Tech AI.

Elon Musk(REUTERS)
Elon Musk(REUTERS)

A social media user sparked a discussion on X (formerly Twitter) about the purported collusion among Big Tech AI giants, suggesting they're working in tandem to establish a government-protected cartel. The user argued that despite outward differences, these companies share the same ideology, agenda, and plan, leaving no room for true differentiation.

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“And they are lobbying as a group with great intensity to establish a government protected cartel, to lock in their shared agenda and corrupt products for decades to come,” the user wrote.

“The only viable alternatives are Elon, startups, and open source — all under concerted attack by these same big companies and aligned pressure groups in DC, the UK, and Europe, and with vanishingly few defenders,” the user added.

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The post gained traction swiftly, resonating with many concerned individuals.

One user commented: “The stakes are high, we need to fight.”

Musk, who is quite active on the social media platform X he owns, responded: "Indeed, our whole civilization is at stake."

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Musk has echoed similar concerns in the past, highlighting the dangers of population collapse as a looming threat to humanity.

Last year he wrote: "Most people think we have too many people on the planet, but actually, this is an outdated view.

"Assuming there is a benevolent future with AI, I think the biggest problem the world will face in 20 years is population collapse."

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