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post #21 of 30
I find this article very insulting. First off it does not sem to take into account MMOs and other "online communities" where there is, albeit diminished, meaningful social contact, including social hierarchy, networking, teamwork, and common law, just to name a few. The simple fact of the matter is is that this research team is just looking for something controversial to say, so they'll catch the ear of the board of directors and possibly get more funding for their intergalactic Crysis cruiser.

Hmmm, FTL travel or Crysis at 1900x1200 all setting maxed, which is more feasible?
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Yeah, this article is a little too out there. Like I said, I know a guy with aspergers and you cannot mistake him for just some gamer. Aspergers is very different than someone who's just smart and doesn't like people. The guy I know is super smart, can do complex math in his head, knows all kinds of facts and such. He has perfect pitch to the point he can tell you your stereo in miscalibrated! But socially you cannot treat him like a normal person. You can definatly tell that the proper way to explain aspergers is functional autism. He can do and say things socially that would get other people a black eye but he has no idea he's done anything wrong, and vice-versa you can offend him and not know why. He's usally pretty good about giving people the benifit of the doubt and talking to them about what's upset him so it works out. This guy is like a mad genious though, seriously. And I trust his judgement of charachtor without question, there has been a number of times his said " I don't like that guy" and not be able to tell you why, but everytime it's turned out in the end that whoever he disliked like that was seriously bad news (theives and perverts and such).
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Well an agreeable nature is a good thing isn't it?
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What a load of crap. Alomst everyone on the planet has some Asperger traits, of course gaming will show some of them but it doesn't mean you've an ASD. I am sure that ratio wise however more gamers have Asperger than say tennis players, well thats pretty obvious lol. I do like the idea though that everyone is on a continual spectrum and autism is at one end outgoing and extoverted or total wierdo at the other and you fall somewhere closer to Autism if you are into gaming etc (especially if you play it compulsively and obsessively). But again it takes an expert to look at the individual and work out if they really are Asperger traits or not so this study needs more studying I say, I want facts and figures again and again. Proof.
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Well an agreeable nature is a good thing isn't it?
I agree.

It had to be said.
    
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Once again people who don't enjoy games criticize us. Maybe we are just genius', not autistic. They are so quick to diagnose a group just because they are different. Maybe we are the future, wait We ARE the future. Life is going to be solely acted out virtually sometime in the future. Already up to %30 of our market is online. In 50 years people will spend less than 20% of their awake time outside of the house or away from a computer.
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Some people do infact believe that Asperger is the next step in human evolution.
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Some people do infact believe that Asperger is the next step in human evolution.
Wouldn't surprise me. In 100 years, maybe we'll all be seeking forgiveness for drugging and institutionalizing schizophrenics.
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I wouldn't liken Shizophrenia to Asperger though, most people with Asperger are completely stable minded.
post #30 of 30
I had a good friend in High School with Asperger's. Cool guy. Had his quirks, but well, who doesn't?
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