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    I don't get why some view him as the world greatest business or entrepreneur when his companies rely on billions of subsidies or take his warnings on AI seriously when he is not an expert in the field.
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/5...reat-man-myth/
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...531-story.html
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    It's just retarded hyper-intellectual redditors
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    Because he is eccentric, the guy is clearly ****ing nuts but he has some pretty good ideas.
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    I don't understand the hype
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    (Original post by Amiee Spear)
    I don't understand the hype
    I honestly don't t either.
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    People take him seriously because he has a history of developing and creating (or at least being involved in the creation of) great ideas which require a lot of technical expertise, e.g. PayPal, Tesla, SolarCity, SpaceX, and Hyperloop. Besides, he went to Penn (Ivy League) and was accepted onto a highly competitive and scientific PhD programme at Stanford, so I suspect he has a lot of brain power and intellectual muscle which warrant his opinions and warnings being: a) news-worthy; and b) taken seriously.
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    Because the world wants another Steve Jobs.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Because the world wants another Steve Jobs.
    He has yet to achieve the commercial success Steve did with Apple,so people could at least wait sigh .
    I wonder if there is any research on why humans follow people or need celebrities or idols to look up to.
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    He has yet to achieve the commercial success Steve did with Apple,so people could at least wait sigh .
    I wonder if there is any research on why humans follow people or need celebrities or idols to look up to.
    I would imagine we hold particular idols or celebrities in high esteem because we see qualities in them that we admire and wish to emulate within ourselves. It perhaps gives us a guide in how we would like to act and treat others. Although, this is obviously not scientific.

    However, an interesting journal article here suggests that people have idols to compensate for a lack of "parental resources" as the authors call it. I guess if a male lacks a father, they may find a male role model figure in a celebrity or a sports figure to figure out how to be a male so to speak.. who knows, lol.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/...43.2011.649399
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    (Original post by Cubone-r)
    I would imagine we hold particular idols or celebrities in high esteem because we see qualities in them that we admire and wish to emulate within ourselves. It perhaps gives us a guide in how we would like to act and treat others. Although, this is obviously not scientific.

    However, an interesting journal article here suggests that people have idols to compensate for a lack of "parental resources" as the authors call it. I guess if a male lacks a father, they may find a male role model figure in a celebrity or a sports figure to figure out how to a male in a sense etc.. who knows, lol.

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/...43.2011.649399
    Ty,interesting read .
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    (Original post by bobby147)
    I don't get why some view him as the world greatest business or entrepreneur when his companies rely on billions of subsidies or take his warnings on AI seriously when he is not an expert in the field.
    https://www.technologyreview.com/s/5...reat-man-myth/
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...531-story.html
    He is changing the world for the better. What Tesla and SpaceX have achieved is impressive. He is obviously very bright, and skilled as an entrepreneur.

    He's a step beyond Steve Jobs IMO. He has so many varied ideas that he is able to push to realise. Steve was very good at revolutionsiing and executing within his sector, but Elon has a much broader range of influence IMO.
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    cheers for the article
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    Elon Musk is someone I greatly admire in the Engineering field, mainly due to his general consensus of decreasing greenhouse emissions and making the human civilisation sustainable: ideas which I fully support and would like to get involved with.
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    he's a forward-thinking entrepreneur who is pushing scientific and technological progress in areas that are at a stand-still and lack investment such as space travel and transportation. the hate is just the result of over-exposure

    watch this documentary if you ever have time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh45igK4Esw
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    (Original post by quasa)
    cheers for the article
    Any time!
 
 
 
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