Elon Musk Says William MacAskill’s ‘What We Owe the Future’ Closely Aligns With His Philosophy

Tesla Inc. TSLA CEO Elon Musk says the last book of William MacAskill fits his philosophy well.

What happened: The Tesla and SpaceX The CEO said on Twitter in the early hours of Tuesday that Scottish ethicist MacAskill’s “What We Owe The Future” was worth reading.

“It aligns closely with my philosophy,” Musk said.

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Why is it important: MacAskill, an Oxford philosopher, argues for influencing the long-term and distant future.

In an interview with Publisher’s Weekly, he said he had become “convinced that one of the best ways to promote the common good is to improve the lives of future generations, who have no say in our current decision making.

MacAskill is a follower of so-called “longtermism”, which is the view that “positively influencing the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time”.

Musk is considered a futurist by some and often comments on issues affecting humanity as a whole.

Recently, Musk said he sees solar power as the main source of energy for mankind in the future.

The Tesla CEO also spoke of the population collapse leading to the downfall of civilization as a whole in recent days.

Price Action: On Monday, shares of Tesla closed nearly unchanged at $891.83 in regular session and rose 0.2% in after-hours trading, according to data from Benzinga Pro.

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