Story at a glance:
- "AI is actually the fastest path to communism,” said Grimes in the video.
- AI could automate farming, providing food while no one has to work, she said.
- Critics pointed out that in a communistic society, Grimes would not be wealthy.
"AI is actually the fastest path to communism,” said Grimes, a singer who is dating Elon Musk.
On Wednesday, in a TikTok video, the girlfriend of one of the world’s richest men took to social media seemingly promoting communism, Insider reported.
The following day, Grimes, whose real name is Claire Boucher, got more than 1.4 million views for her video, and received criticism for her contradiction.
In Grimes’ idealogic viewpoint, AI ensures that "nobody has to work" and everyone is provided for. AI could automate farming, she said.
But as Insider points out, that is not what Karl Marx, father of communism, envisioned.
Communism is the elimination of a capitalist system – the elimination of competing services, the relationship between workers and founders, and the wealth gap.
Under communism, a company like Tesla, which Musk founded, would be socially everyone’s company and Musk would be an ordinary worker.
In the comments to her video, Grimes later posted that the video was a joke and that she is “not a communist.” "Maybe the technocrats and communists could get along!" Grimes added.
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