‘Pronatalism’ explained: Why tech titans like Elon Musk want to have tons of kids to save the world

Musk, who has fathered 10 known children with three women, is the tech world’s highest-profile pronatalist, albeit unofficially.

Tech titans like Elon Musk want to counteract the effects of population decline by having lots of children.
Some hope that their children, who they think will inherit their high IQ, will be instrumental in preventing the existential threats of the future.
Thanks to new investment in fertility technologies, some founders believe “we are reaching a point in which we are reinventing reproduction.”

There’s a new trend quietly taking off in wealthy tech and venture-capitalist circles: having lots and lots of children. Elon Musk, who has fathered 10 known children with three women (including twins last year with one of his employees), is the highest-profile figure currently associated with this movement. But according to tech-industry insiders, so-called “pronatalist” rhetoric is spreading at intimate gatherings among some of the most powerful figures in…

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