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The Push for More Babies: How Tech Elites Think It Will Save the Planet

•, National Post

There is fear about an aging world with fewer working-age bodies to support social programs and growing populations of pensioners and economies and living standards will stagnate or collapse. The movement is led by billionaire business elites and people like Malcolm and Simone Collins who advocate for artificial wombs, creating human embryos using skin, muscle, liver or blood cells. Pronatalism overlaps with transhumanism, the idea that science should save humanity. The key is selecting for superior genetics. According to the video, the Collins believe that as long as each of their descendants have at least eight children for 11 generations, the Collins bloodline will eventually outnumber the current population. Malcom said that they could set the future of our species.
It is ironic that many wealthy elites have only one or zero children, according to Elon Musk, who links wealth to IQ. People who believe strongly in protecting the environment have a low birth rate of 0.7.

Soon after China reported that it saw more deaths than births last year, its first population dip in 60 years, Elon Musk, father of 10, again sounded the "population collapse" alarm, tweeting that a decline in birth rates globally heralds an "existential problem for humanity, not overpopulation!"