Re: Fwd: The Geek Syndrome

From: Mikael Johansson (
Date: Sat Dec 15 2001 - 15:43:46 MST

Anders Sandberg replied:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:36:49AM +0800, Chen Yixiong, Eric wrote:
> > I wonder if this makes sense to any of you here. Somehow I have this
feeling that sentient computers will tend to behave in a more
> > autistic than "normal" mannner.


> I checked my AQ score; it was 26 - somewhat high but not extreme. I would
> not be surprised if the average score on this list was above average, but
> that could easily be due to other factors such as it being a self selected
> group of technophiles on the net (with a high prevalence of XNTX
> personalities).

So did I -- ended up on 29.

This concentration of personalities takes place in the Swedish Young
Scientists Association as well -- where Aspergers Syndrome has been up for
discussions as a common phenomena, ranging to an ideal; probably very few
would have the clinical diagnosis -- but all too many recognize themselves
in the clinical descriptions...


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// Mikael Johansson

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