Would not have guessed that this was an extended discussion and even defense of autism. Some good points about the particular strengths of the autistic mind as aligned with the challenges of gathering and ordering information in the modern era. Cowen’s blog Marginal Revolution is on my daily to-read list, so anything he writes longer form comes highly recommended. I do find this comment from a review telling:
“we’re getting better and better at slicing information into small chunks and reordering it.”
“Question: what are we simultaneously getting less good at?”