If autists are the next step in human evolution, why are so many of them unemployed?

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IAmNotAlpharius

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Autists are smarter than the average person and erego superior. Why then is it that society doesn’t recognize this? Why are so many autists passed over for employment or promotion, even when it’s something far beneath them like being a cashier or a literal jannie?
 

BOONES

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Misinformation, lack of proper treatment for autistic, unemployment paying better than some jobs, you name it really.

Autism is a disorder, disorders are treated, people who are treated tend to live more successful lives.
 

Big Ruski

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Just because your smarter don't mean anything, if you lack conviction or determination then you'll never get anywhere in life.

Autists have low executive functions and since alot of them never get treated it only gets worse with time.

Also, I can't see an all autistic society, it would crumble in like a day due to miscommunication lol
 

Idiotron

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Assuming that this is true and not just a dumb internet stereotype:
Society is set up to cater to normies, autists are a small minority who have to navigate in what is essentially a hostile environment to them.
If you set up society in a way that caters to autists, you would see normies failing in all areas.
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Yeah IQ test just measure a persons ability to learn and doesn’t provide Accurate assessment of a persons ability to function in society
IQ tests measure how a person does on IQ tests. Hence the many posts on the web in various shitholes from people lamenting being classified as "gifted" as children only to grow up to be mediocre adults. It might just be that "intelligence" as most people define it isn't actually being tested, even indirectly.
 

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Evolution doesn't mean progression toward anything other than being a good fit for the environment. Evolution has no concept of "forward" only survival and reproduction. The "next step" in human evolution is the people who have lots of kids who in turn have lots of kids and so on. Due to selection pressures being so loose after the industrial revolution this basically selects for fertility and desire to have sex. After that it's a matter of either wanting to have kids or being so dumb you can't effectively use contraception and then deciding not to abort for whatever reason.

IQ tests measure how a person does on IQ tests. Hence the many posts on the web in various shitholes from people lamenting being classified as "gifted" as children only to grow up to be mediocre adults. It might just be that "intelligence" as most people define it isn't actually being tested, even indirectly.
The phenomena of "gifted" children growing up to be mediocre adults I think is more complicated then IQ tests being unreliable at measuring g (which in many regards they are). In order to be exceptional in the modern globalized society you can't just be very smart, you have to be brilliant and lucky. You aren't trying to be the best in your tribe you're trying to be the best in the world. Overprotective parents also stunt their growth and their ability to face challenge and take risks. If you never learn how to take risks or face challenge you'll never make good use of your intelligence. You can also grow lazy if you are able to depend too much on your intelligence when you are younger, and so you won't learn how to work hard and apply yourself. Then when you meet actual challenge that is a match for your intelligence, you just crumble because you aren't prepared to deal with it. At that point it's just easier to be mediocre and never risk meeting a challenge that matches your intelligence. I sound like a fucking boomer but grit really is an asset. An average Jo with no natural talent can become world class if he has world class grit.
And then yes, IQ tests aren't entirely reliable. They are still pretty good you just have to know the narrow area in which they are applicable; comparing people of the same age who grew up in the same culture. Outside of that they break down as a useful tool.