As the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum got underway in Davos, Switzerland on Monday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted late into the night about the meeting that brings together hundreds of the world’s top leaders.
More than 2,700 leaders, including 52 heads of state, are spending this week at the Davos meeting, where they’ll discuss ways to manage the global system. The coordination of the global elite through the WEF has sometimes invited suspicion and conspiracy theories.
On Monday, Musk replied to a tweet by “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams, who shared a video of WEF founder Klaus Schwab using the phrase “master the future” in the meeting’s opening speech.
“‘Master the Future’ doesn’t sound ominous at all,” Musk said, with an eye-rolling emoji. “How is WEF/Davos even a thing? Are they trying to be the boss of the Earth!?”
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO previously downplayed suspicions of the WEF in an exchange with Adams on Dec. 30.
“My reason for declining the Davos invitation was not because I thought they were engaged in diabolical scheming, but because it sounded boring af lol,” he told Adams during a back-and-forth.
Also on Monday night, Musk tweeted, “We shouldn’t be obsessed with WEF/Davos, but they take themselves sooo seriously that making fun of them is awesome,” adding an emoji wearing sunglasses.
Musk continued tweeting about WEF and Davos into the early morning hours. Around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, he replied to the WEF Twitter account itself, which had tweeted a graph appearing to show a decline in fertility rates.
“Population collapse is an existential problem for humanity, not overpopulation!” Musk said.
The theme of this year’s Davos meeting is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World.” Titles of some presentations include “Disrupting Distrust,” “The Clear and Present Danger of Disinformation,” “Stewarding Responsible Capitalism,” and “100 Days to Outrace the Next Pandemic.”