Herzog also compares Musk’s plan to the rise and collapse of communism and fascism in the 20th century. The 21st century will “quickly” end the “technological utopia like colonizing Mars,” he says.
Herzog is not opposed to going to Mars at all. In fact, the German filmmaker would “love to go [to Mars] with a camera with scientists.” But the long-term vision of a Mars city is a “mistake.”
Herzog’s main concern is that humanity should “rather look to keep our planet habitable,” instead of trying to colonize another one.Inverse SpaceX Mars City: Werner Herzog issues a stark warning to Elon Musk