Elon Musk certainly knows how to get people’s attention. His love for Twitter grew so much that he decided to purchase it. Musk, whose offer to buyout the company for an approximate $44 billion was accepted last month, was busy tweeting over the weekend, with a comments in particular that have raised some eyebrows. 

In one tweet sent out on Saturday, Musk replied to a news story about Japan’s population falling by 644,000 to 125.5 million in 2021. He shared with his followers that he believes “Japan will eventually cease to exist.”

Musk said in his tweet, “At risk of stating the obvious, unless something changes to cause the birth rate to exceed the death rate, Japan will eventually cease to exist,” He added, “This would be a great loss for the world.” It’s certainly hard to imagine what lead to this wild conclusion.

According to The Guardian, Japan, which saw its population peak in 2008, has the world’s third-largest economy. In recent years, the government has attempted to address the country’s low birthrate, despite the population’s 11th consecutive year of decline.


On Sunday, Musk decided to tweet something a little more cryptic, writing, “If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya.” It appeared to be in response to a message he posted from Dmitry Rogozin, the former deputy Russian prime minister in charge of Russia’s space agency.  You can check it all out below.

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Shubham Banerjee

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