Is Elon Musk revealing his true super villain colours as he suggests we nuke “the red planet” before we even get there?
Far from Oppenheimer’s famous quote “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” when witnessing the first nuclear tests, magnate Elon Musk suggests thermonuclear weapons could usher in new life.
Talking on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert about the future colonisation of the distant planet, Elon suggest that there are two ways to make the planet habitable for humans: A slow way and a fast way, both of which include heating the planet.
“The fast way is to drop thermonuclear weapons over the poles,” said Musk with a deadpan expression.
The science makes sense and the weapons could be delivered with Elon’s reusable SpaceX rocket programme, which he insists will be ready to start delivering parts to the International Space Station (ISS) within a couple of years.
Is Musk a visionary? It seems people have had the same idea for quite a few years; they just don’t get the same prime time coverage.
So what are we waiting for? Elon has the rockets and I’m sure Kodak can help us out making some nukes.