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Shocking! How a scientist predicted in 1953 a man titled ‘Elon’ would lead humans to Mars and crown himself ‘Martian Emperor’.

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Shocking! How a scientist predicted in 1953 a man titled 'Elon' would lead humans to Mars and crown himself 'Martian Emperor'. 45

 

 

In October, Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of SpaceX, proclaimed that in 2024 humans would set foot on Mars.

The billionaire believes the only way to save the future of humanity is to colonize space.

“If we make life multiplanetary, there may come a day when some plants & animals die out on Earth, but are still alive on Mars,” Musk tweeted in mid-April.

What Musk probably didn’t know was that his destiny was already sealed. Not in the stars, but on paper.

In 1953, a book was published that predicted plans for an “Elon” to take humans to Mars.

On December 30, Musk quoted a popular line from “Young Frankenstein” on Twitter: “Destiny, destiny. No escaping that for me.”

Despite its fictional origin, the quote is, in fact, referring to ideas about predestination, in which the life of every human is already predetermined either by divine design or by genetics.

Quoting this on Twitter led to a surprising revelation — a fellow Twitter user, Toby Li, responded to him: “Speaking about destiny, did you know that Von Braun’s 1953 book “Mars Project,” referenced a person named Elon that would bring humans to Mars? Pretty nuts.”

The book he’s referring to is “Mars Project: A Technical Tale,” written by Wernher Von Braun, a German American astronautical engineer and space architect, according to Gizmodo.

His nonfiction book is not a standard essay; it uses a narrative to explain to the average reader how a trip to Mars might look in the Cold War.

The problem is that the user Toby Li’s explanation is not entirely accurate. In his book, Von Braun doesn’t say that a person named Elon would lead humanity to Mars but rather that the name of the leader’s position would be “Elon.”

This was clarified by another Twitter user, Pranay Pathole, who provided the English version of the book.

The paragraph in question says: “The Martian government was directed by ten men, the leader of whom was elected by universal suffrage for five years and entitled ‘Elon.’ Two houses of Parliament enacted the laws to be administered by the Elon and his cabinet.”

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Von Braun’s book says the name of the leader’s position would be “Elon.” 
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In a temporary Twitter-profile update, Musk proclaimed himself imperator of Mars.