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Daryl_Blonder
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23 Feb 2011, 8:47 am

All of these revolutions in the Middle East came about because of the Internet and, specifically, Facebook...

...which was invented by an Aspie, who, according to some accounts, just wanted to mest girls.

Mark Zuckerberg has indirectly toppled two, possibly three, dictators who have been in power over millions of people for decades.

It may be because of him that the Arab world finally becomes free.

Oh yeah, and Aspies pretty much invented computers, too.

Pretty heavy stuff when you think about it.

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23 Feb 2011, 8:54 am

We shall see I very seriously doubt Egypt will have a democracy for more than one election cycle.



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23 Feb 2011, 9:00 am

:lol: Which world are you talking about? Obviously not earth. This site is not called "wrongplanet" because aspies "rule the world". People in "The Haven" commiserating about still living at home with their abusive parents and being unable to hold a job or get a significant other probably don't feel like they "rule the world".



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23 Feb 2011, 9:13 am

There is nothing but worthless anecdotal evidence that AS was a prerequisite for the technological innovations you describe.



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23 Feb 2011, 9:14 am

I don't think we rule the world. But some highly intelligent aspies can change the world in unespected ways, like Bill Gates, Einstein, Zuckerberg etc.


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23 Feb 2011, 9:28 am

No, they don't rule the world, but they're important. I'm guessing there are far more in-depth conspiracy theories out there which have nothing to do with Asperger's, or make Autistic individuals out to be mere pawns. In any case, at least one psychometrician, Paul Cooijmans, believes that having Aspergian/Aspergoid qualities is practically a prerequisite for genius.



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23 Feb 2011, 9:54 am

Get real.

Aspies are a minority of a minority (1% max are on the spectrum, less than that are Aspie). Highly competent Aspies are a minority of that minority minority.

Highly competent Aspies are outnumbered by highly competent NTs. Just because lots of NTs are fluffy, it doesn't mean there are none that are hard as nails running the show.


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23 Feb 2011, 9:55 am

Supposition, pure and simple. And pointless.
An 'armchair diagnosis' derived from literature or the popular media isn't worth the paper it's not written on.


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23 Feb 2011, 10:00 am

Daryl_Blonder wrote:
All of these revolutions in the Middle East came about because of the Internet and, specifically, Facebook...
What, as opposed to people simply getting pissed off at being oppressed?
And wasn't Egypt's net connectivity immediately blocked - so people ended up using dial-up modems and FAX machines instead?


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23 Feb 2011, 10:02 am

Kiran wrote:
I don't think we rule the world. But some highly intelligent aspies can change the world in unespected ways, like Bill Gates, Einstein, Zuckerberg etc.


This may be true. But being Aspie is neither a necessary nor sufficient condition for causing unexpected changes.


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23 Feb 2011, 10:21 am

Anything geeky - computers, websites, gadgets, software, etc - had Aspies involved at some stage, and it's often the case that Aspies start the things off, too. So, to some degree, yes.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:40 am

wavefreak58 wrote:
Get real.

Aspies are a minority of a minority (1% max are on the spectrum, less than that are Aspie). Highly competent Aspies are a minority of that minority minority.

Highly competent Aspies are outnumbered by highly competent NTs. Just because lots of NTs are fluffy, it doesn't mean there are none that are hard as nails running the show.



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23 Feb 2011, 10:41 am

AspieDa wrote:
wavefreak58 wrote:
Get real.

Aspies are a minority of a minority (1% max are on the spectrum, less than that are Aspie). Highly competent Aspies are a minority of that minority minority.

Highly competent Aspies are outnumbered by highly competent NTs. Just because lots of NTs are fluffy, it doesn't mean there are none that are hard as nails running the show.



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I don't understand your meaning.


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23 Feb 2011, 10:56 am

^^ Neither do I.


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23 Feb 2011, 11:07 am

If they do, they are doing a bad job of it. :wink:

I'm not running the world.


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23 Feb 2011, 11:10 am

Image

These two are obviously also Aspies.