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Elon Musk Sees Extinction of Italians on Persisting Low Birth-Rate

  • Tesla founder warns against dangers of population collapse
  • Italy’s population could drop by 20% by 2070, Istat says
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The world’s richest man is concerned Italians could become extinct due to one of the world’s lowest birth-rates.

“Italy will have no people if these trends continue,” Tesla Inc. chief Elon Musk, who has warned about the dangers of global depopulation in the past, said on Tuesday. He was answering a tweet by Rome-based cyber security researcher Andrea Stroppa, who had published a demographic trend chart showing birth-rate falling for decades.