Grimes had a lot to say on Wednesday night, it’s just that most people couldn’t really grasp any concrete understanding.
This much we know: She’s a Canadian singer dating Elon Musk – also the mother of Musk’s son – and she posted a TikTok video on a range of subjects from farming to artificial intelligence to communism.
Grimes (real name Claire Boucher) began her TikTok by offering a “proposition for the communists.”
“So, typically, most of the Communists I know are not big fans of AI. But, if you think about it, AI is actually the fastest path to communism.
“If implemented correctly, AI could actually theoretically solve for abundance. Like, we could totally get to a situation where nobody has to work, everybody is provided for with a comfortable state of being, (a) comfortable living.”
Continuing to baffle many, she said: “So basically everything everybody loves about communism, but without the collective farm. ‘Cos, let’s be real, enforced farming is really not a vibe.”
Some called her out for talking about communism while dating a guy worth $150 billion.
Media Matters for America senior researcher Olivia Little responded, “please what the f— is grimes talking about.
“See if I were dating a billionaire I would simply shut up and not try to sell A.I. as a feasible path to communism.”
Others equated the rant to Musk’s occasional ramblings.
@AlijahMars wrote: “Grimes has adopted her boyfriend’s stunning ability to say a bunch of techbro nonsense and think she sounds profound.”
The puzzled masses kind of have a point because, were this a communist society, Tesla would be owned by everyone – and, as Business Insider referenced, Musk would be an ordinary worker.
Grimes later responded that the video was a joke and that she is “not a communist,” adding, “Maybe the technocrats and communists could get along!”