'Scientist' Jaden Smith Plans to Disappear in 10 Years
When GQ asked him where he'll be ten years from now, Jaden simply replied "gone." As for what he meant by that, he explained, "No one will know where I am in 10 years. They'll see me pop up, but they'll be like, 'Where'd you come from?' No one will know. No one will know where I'm at. No one will know who I'm with. No one will know what I'm doing. I've been planning that since I was like 13."
He continued that "it'll kind of be like Banksy," the famed graffiti artist who leaves art around different cities but is rarely seen. "But in a different way," he said. "More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations. It'll be like, 'This just happened that helped a bunch of people over here. We don't know who did it, but these symbols and things were left around, so we can only guess that it's Jaden and the squad.' You know what I'm saying? So I'm just dedicating my whole life to helping the world."
If you don't know what he's saying, are scratching your head or think his ideas are kinda farfetched, it probably wouldn't faze him at all. Jaden actually knows that people think the things that he says are "crazy," and he and Willow like to have fun with that.
"Me and Willow are scientists," he explained, "so everything for us is a scientific test upon humanity. And luckily we're put in a position where we can affect large groups of human beings at one time." Remember that T Magazine interview they did where they were talking about Prana energy? He said it was an experiment to see how all of us would react to the far out things they were saying. Mind = Blown.
"That experiment—it went really, really well," he said. "We got to see how people reacted. And they actually ended up reacting exactly as we predicted beforehand that they would react." Which basically was like...
Aside from his plans to disappear though, Jaden has been working on a ton of things and even recently built a pyramid (yes, seriously). He built it at his parents' house, its tip is missing and it sits 12.5 feet tall. "The tip of the Giza pyramid is actually cut off," he said. There's no tip. It's missing. So I was like, 'I want to have a missing tip on here, too.' Because I copied the exact 57.1 degrees that the Giza pyramid is. Obviously I don't have two miniature pyramids next to it. But I have a little pyramid in my actual room, too. One that's just like three feet tall."
In addition to that, Jaden said he and Willow "started this initiative called Mystery School. It dates back to like ancient Egypt, ancient Greece—like Plato, Pythagoras, all these students had mystery schools. And what they learned in there was sacred."
As it turns out, "Mystery School" is what they call their home school and it is where he learned how to build a pyramid, considering they help set their curriculum. "And that's what I really encourage kids to do, is learn the things that you want to learn, because then not only will school become fun, but it will make your dreams come true."
As for how he's making his dreams come true, Jaden is working on his third album, has a radio show on Beats 1, is working on being a better clothing designer and "just put LED lights in his bedroom so it looks like space," among many other things.
And he has a message for everyone: "Love yourself. And watch." When the interviewer asked if he meant "watch Jaden," he said, "No. Don't watch Jaden. I'm gonna say it one more time. Love yourself. And watch." Watch what? After the reporter explained he was going to be sitting in the car confused, Jaden said, "I want you to be." And walked away.