The CEO of "SpaceX, Neuralink, Tesla, Boring Company and keep it up" Elon Musk is still talking about himself by launching a new discussion point, and a new forecast.
Speaking to a room full of US Air Force pilots last week, tycoon Elon Musk told them in no uncertain terms that "the era of man-made fighters is over." To bring it back it's CNBC.
De profundis for fighter pilots aboard an aircraft
Musk's comments come on the sidelines of the Air Warfrare symposium in Orlando, Florida on Friday. The substance of the speech is that, according to Musk, remotely controlled drones, not extremely expensive fighter jets, are the future of military aviation.
"The war with fighter drones is the direction the future will go," Musk said. In front of him the annoyed (media say) lieutenant general of the Air Force John Thompson, present at the event. "It's not the direction I want to want, I just think that's what's going to happen in the future."
What will become of trillion-dollar hunting, like the F-35?
Musk's prediction also extends to aircraft such as the American F-35 fighter, the hi-tech "monster" developed by Lockheed Martin and at the center of much controversy.
The design and construction of this fighter cost the Pentagon (and American taxpayers) over a trillion dollars. It goes without saying that these expenses have also been reversed on other countries of the world, "warmly invited" to invest billions of euros to buy an aircraft full of difficulties, with catastrophic tests.
The problem? The man
"A remotely controlled drone fighter by a human, but with its maneuvers enhanced by autonomy," Musk wrote in a post-meeting tweet, "would not give the F-35 any chance."
Another prediction in the sign of a future characterized by "deadly machines" with less and less human presence, and more and more autonomy.