SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk has issued a warning to the world over the end of civilisation.
The billionaire has spoke of his concern over the global population because of the declining birth rates.
Musk believes there are not enough people on the planet as Earth currently looks close to reaching eight billion living people.
According to a study in The Lancet, the world's population is expected to peak in 2064 at 9.7 billion but predictions claim it will drop to 8.8 billion by 2100.
Some people believe the world is already overpopulated in certain areas but Musk insists we must still continue to make new life or face the consequences.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Musk claimed: "There are not enough people. I can't emphasise this enough, there are not enough people."
He added: "I think one of the biggest risks to civilisation is the low grow rate and the rapidly-declining grow rate.
"And yet so many people – including smart people – think there are too many people in the world and think the population is growing out of control. It's completely the opposite.
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"Please look at the numbers, if people don't have more children, civilisation is going to crumble. Mark my words."
Musk has six kids himself and when questioned over the fact, he said he is trying to set a “good example” as he tries to “ practice what I preach”.
The 50-year-old has a set of twins and triplets with his ex-wife Justine Musk and had a toddler called X Æ A-Xii with his now ex-girlfriend and musician Grimes.
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The Lancet study that highlighted the decline in fertility rates revealed the reason for the decline was due to a positive with girls and women seeing better access to contraception and sexually education.
However, CNBC reported that analysts at Morgan Stanley told investors in July that “fears over climate change is growing and impacting fertility rates quicker than any preceding trend in the field of fertility decline.”
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