Elon Musk the biggest tech guru of the 21st century last night hosted Saturday night live. This was the first time an entrepreneur hosted the sketch show – a coveted role that has been filled by an array of celebrities since SNL’s inception in the 1970s. During the show Elon Musk made a huge revelation that no one knew but which many have noticed. The tech entrepreneur revealed that he has Asperger’s syndrome.
The 49-year-old told viewers he was “the first person with Asperger’s” to host the long-running programme – to loud cheers from the audience.
What is Asperger’s Syndrome ?
Asperger’s syndrome also commonly known as Aspergers is a diagnosis within the spectrum of Autism. When you meet someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, you might notice two things right off. They’re just as smart as other folks, but they have more trouble with social skills. They also tend to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and again.
The most common symptoms or signs of Asperger’s syndrome are :
- They avoid eye contact
- Awkward in social situations and doesn’t know what to say or how to respond when someone talks to them
- Miss social cues that are obvious to other folks, like body language or the expressions on people’s faces. For instance, they may not realize that when somebody crosses their arms and scowls, they’re angry.
- May show few emotions. They may not smile when they’re happy or laugh at a joke. Or they may speak in a flat, robotic kind of way.
- Dislike change. For instance, they may eat the same food for breakfast every day or have trouble moving from one class to another during the school day
Considering the above symptoms you might actually wonder why on earth that you didn’t realize that Elon has these signs too. There are several instances where people have taken to social media to make fun of the way Elon speaks. Elon does sound flat and sounds like a robot. These signs clearly show that Elon Musk is a victim of Asperger’s syndrome. This revelation by Elon has made people to admire more of this great tech entrepreneur.
In this article we reveal to you 3 instances Elon Musk portayed signs of Asperger’s syndrome.
1. Reveal of the Tesla Cybertruck
During the reveal of the Tesla Cybertruck the lead designer of Tesla, Franz von Holzhausen, was invited to throw a metal ball at the window to illustrate its strength. Instead of miraculously bouncing off the glass, it shattered and the ball simply rolled away. For Tesla, it was far from ideal and pretty embarrassing whether it was a PR stunt or not. At this instance everyone could see how confused Elon was at that instance.
Elon showed how worried and embarrassed he was on stage. He tried his best to contain himself. But his body language really showed how uneasy and awkward the situation was. Many people took to social media to mock him and make memes about it. But now we all know as to why he reacted in such a manner. The inability to accept change and to socially interact is one of the signs of Aspergers Syndrome. This was one instance that Elon Musk showed signs of Aspergers syndrome.
2. Elon Musk and Jack Ma at the World AI Conference
At this interview many people observed how Elon showed very little emotions. As usual Elon used his sarcasm pretty well when answering certain questions from Jack Ma. But his tone was very monotonous. These responses and Elon’s behaviour at this conference was very awkward and weird.
Lack of emotional intelligence is also one sign of Aspergers. In fact people started joking at Elon saying he sounds like a robot. This is also one key instance which Elon Musk showed signs of Aspergers syndrome.