Elon Musk recommends a book that reflects his ‘philosophy’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at an event on April 30, 2015 in Hawthorne, California. — Reuters/File

Tesla founder and billionaire Elon Musk recently retweeted a book recommendation to his followers that he said “closely matches” his “philosophy.”

The book, What We Owe the Future, is written by William MacAskill and argues for “long-termism” – the idea that having a positive impact on our future should be a moral priority.

This idea has been heavily influenced in recent years by the climate change crisis and the COVID-19 global pandemic, which is still ongoing.

The next generation of children will grow up thinking about the future.

One of Musk’s Twitter followers tweeted (@dewritten) referring to the idea of ​​longevity, saying, “Society is great when old people plant trees they can never sit in the shade of.” “

However, others criticized the billionaire for encouraging long-term “exploitation” of others for personal reasons.

“Yeah, the richest man in the world thinks long term for humanity? You’re not exploiting the earth for personal gain. Sure.” said user @DJTezos.

“I feel like if I read this I’ll get the knowledge of the gods thanks Alvin,” user @splatstv quipped.