…remember that just because a PC is not running Windows doesn’t mean that it’s broken. Not all the features of atypical human operating systems are bugs. We owe many of the wonders of modern life to innovators who were brilliant in non-neurotypical ways.
From a thought-provoking essay by Steve Silberman in Wired: Neurodiversity Rewires Conventional Thinking About Brains.
Who’s to say that the “predominant” brain wiring is the “best” brain wiring? Evolution, both biological and cultural, has relied on variation in populations to move forward. For instance, just because people live on the autism spectrum, doesn’t mean they should be pushed to the fringes of society. Perhaps we should ask if there are new ways that they can better society?