Elon Musk predicts that the year 2024 will be “even more crazy” than the previous four years. Musk was responding to a follower who expressed a desire for “a normal year.”
“Can we just have a normal year in 2024?” On New Year’s Eve, an anonymous commentator known as ‘Wall Street Silver’ tweeted. “Don’t we deserve that after four years of crazy?”
“My prediction is that 2024 will be even more insane,” Musk answered on Monday.
Musk did not predict any “crazy” events, but in a series of subsequent tweets, the billionaire drew attention to the rate of AI development, rising mortality among young people following mass vaccination against Covid-19, record-breaking illegal immigration to the US, and anti-white rhetoric from South African presidential candidate Julius Malema.
During 2023, Musk repeatedly warned that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could spiral into a nuclear war between Russia and the US. The billionaire had been providing Ukraine with free access to SpaceX’ Starlink internet service, but has refused to enable the service in the vicinity of Crimea, for fear that Kiev would use Starlink to guide drones to Russian warships. This would have made his company “explicitly complicit in a major act of war and conflict escalation,” he explained in September.
Hundreds of comments under Musk’s post suggested that much of this year’s “craziness” will be centered around the 2024 presidential election in the US. Musk has not backed a candidate in the race, but told an audience in November that he would “not vote for [President Joe] Biden.”
Musk, who previously expressed support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and described Vivek Ramaswamy as a “promising candidate,” added that his refusal to support Biden would not automatically translate into a vote for presumptive Republican contender Donald Trump.