salon.com – Scott Eric Kaufman
Stephen Colbert welcomed Space X CEO and all-around citizen of the future Elon Musk to “The Late Show” Wednesday night, and the two discussed whether Musk “is sincerely trying to save the world” or has something far more nefarious in mind.
Musk countered that he’s “just trying to do good things,” but Colbert pressed ahead, noting that “you’re trying to do good things and you’re a billionaire, which is a little bit like a super hero or super villain — you have to choose just one.”
“I just try to do useful things,” Musk answered without really answering. As the conversation continued, Musk appeared to embrace his inner super villain, suggesting to Colbert that the “fast way” to make Mars hospitable to human colonization would be to “drop thermonuclear weapons on the poles.”