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Elon Musk calls CERN's Large Hadron Collider a 'demonic technology'

Elon Musk calls CERN's Large Hadron Collider a 'demonic technology'

It’s unclear whether Elon is actually contributing to the conspiracy theories or just making a joke at their expense.

Elon Musk is at it again with the memes - at least, we think it’s a meme. 

The billionaire has taken to Twitter to take aim at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider by calling it ‘demonic technology’.

This would be all fun and games if there weren’t actual conspiracy theorists out there who actually believed that CERN’s technology was going to lead to the end of all humankind.

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For those unaware, the Large Hadron Collider is a monster proton smasher that was previously used to make the groundbreaking Higgs-Boson discovery. 

The revelation back in 2012 explained why atoms exist and opened up the potential to understand what happened at the beginning of the universe.

The Large Hadron Collider was fired up again earlier this year by the brainiacs at CERN with the hope of learning more about anti-matter and dark matter, according to SwissInfo

Of course, with anything people aren’t quite familiar with, a flurry of conspiracy theories came streaming through.

It’s unclear whether Elon was actually contributing to that nonsense or just making a joke at those nutters’ expense with his latest tweet.

The Tesla CEO tweeted out an evil-looking image with the caption: “Please let me use the CERN Large Hadron Collider. I am normal and can be trusted with a demonic technology unlike anything the world has ever seen.”

The king of making odd tweets. The tweet is very much bordering on that crazed conspiracy spectrum, much like many on social media when the news that CERN were firing the bad boy back up became known. 

Some had blamed phenomena such as the Mandela Effect and reality shifts on the huge machine. 

While others had taken aim at the CERN logo itself over on CERN scientist Clara Nellist’s TikTok, convinced the scientists were worshipers of the devil himself.

One user commented: “Looks like 666.”

Another said: “It’s literally 666 you can’t deny that.”

As for Elon’s comments, people were most definitely conflicted.


Another said: “Kind of ironic coming from the guy creating neuralink.”

Elon is already playing with plenty of futuristic toys so perhaps when he is able to stop pieces of your own space junk from landing in people’s property, then he’ll get a go on this ‘demonic technology’.

Featured Image Credit: Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo / Alamy Stock Photo. Massimo Dallaglio / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Technology, Elon Musk