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I don't think technology is making us dumber at all. In fact, I think it has the opposite effect. The Flynn Effect discusses this phenomenon. Here is a link: http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/flynneffect.shtml
Also, there is a book by Steven Johnson that covers exactly how technology is improving our intelligence and abilities to understand our increasingly complicated world. Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Bad-Good-Steven-Johnson/dp/1594481946/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259682510&sr=8-1
While I agree that technology is causing our youth to learn different skills then were necessary just a short time ago, they are no longer necessary.
I am 29 years old, and on the cusp of technology. I learned how to read a map and make change, but some of my peers did not.
Which is right for you? Identity or medical diagnosis, and why?
We don't know, because most autistic adults are unrecognized and unsupported.
Neurodivergent people are finding their way, but more progress is needed.
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