The opinion that neurotypical descriptions of autism are worthless may seem extreme or unfair. It’s possible to use instruments to explore the ocean floor without ever having been there, after all, and a competent researcher doesn’t necessarily have to be the thing that he or she is researching. There are empathic and imaginative faculties which many humans possess which allow them to gain a sense of hidden realms of perception without actually going to them. This is a wider question which this blog will address, along with the idea of technology as the primary means by which autists are able to bridge the gulf between themselves and the “outside world” (by which I mean the world of social mores and consensual reality). The word “world” presumes an all-inclusivity and an objectivity which automatically invalidates (“damns”) all experiences, perceptions, and behaviors that do not agree with that picture. And since autism is currently one of the most pressing and challenging disagreements which the “world” of neurotypicals is faced with, then to effectively investigate the question of autism is to investigate—and throw into question—the question of reality.