生命的意义是什么?埃隆马斯克的回答

Geek    2021年10月30日

生命的意义是什么?这真是一个宏大的问题,有的人每日奔波只为几两碎银,有的人每日激情澎湃探索人生,不同的人有不同的回答。Tesla and SpaceX 的创始人 Elon Musk 的答案是什么样的呢?下文来自 Elon Musk 在2017年2月13日WGS上和主持人 Mohammad Al Gergawi 的精彩对话。

What's the meaning of life?

When I was a kid, I was wondering, What's the meaning of life? Like, why are we here? What is it all about? And I came to the conclusion that what really matters is trying to understand the right questions to ask. And the more that we can increase the scope and scale of human consciousness, the better we're able to ask these questions. And... So, I think there are certain things that are necessary to ensure that the future is good. And... some of those things are in the long term having long term sustainable transport and sustainable energy generation. And to be a space exploring civilization. And for humanity to be out there among the stars. And be a multip lanetary species. I think that being a multi planetary species and being out there among the stars is important for the long term survival of humanity. And, that's one reason, kind of like life insurance for life collectively. Life as we know it. But then the part that I find personally most motivating is that it creates a sense of adventure, and it makes people excited about the future. If you consider two futures, one where we are forever confined to Earth until eventually something terrible happens. Or another future where we are out there on many planets, maybe even going beyond the solar system. I think that space invasion is incredibly exciting and inspiring. And there need to be reasons to get up in the morning. You know, life can't just be about solving problems. Otherwise, what's the point? There's got to be things that people find inspiring and make life worth living.


Image from: WGS

对话视频:
Mohammad Al Gergawi in a conversation with Elon Musk during WGS17