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Could Aspergers syndrome be related to technology
Aspergers & Rebecca
In James Geary's new book I IS AN OTHER The secret life of Metaphor and how it shapes the way we see the world..He talks about about a woman called Rebbeca who has Aspergers syndrom. He speaks about how her social life is impaired do the symptoms of Aspergers. In essence , people with Aspergers can't decipher metaphors . They can't decode figurative speech , such as irony, sarcasm and humor. He goes on to say, basically these people are all most completely literal and concrete. If they are presented a metaphor such as your the Apple of my eye, they take it literally, WTF, I'm not an apple and I'm not in your eye.
This is curious, and I wonder if it relate to Dan Pinks work where in he talks about wht seems a deficit in our country when it comes to creative thinking.
This is starry, because our schools are getting back to basics when our county needs more creativity.
I also know from Marshall McLuhan, that the medium is the massage. Media shapes our perceptions . Thinking about the shooters at Culumbine, was observed that the boys where highly affected by violent video games and shot there victims as they wood in video games.
Have we got too far ?
And how do you think media is affecting your life?
Further, is it possible for a person to be on the other side of the spectrum, in other words living in the land of figurative speech almost interlay ?