As Justin Berfield once pondered aloud, “Why would you want empathy?”
As an open and proud autist, may I just state the following. Living with Asperger's syndrome is fan-fucking-tastic! (Suggested spelling for 'Asperger's' includes hamburgers, besiegers, Bergerac and Uzbekistan.)
Whenever anyone coyly talks about these things, they always tip-toe and talk clinically, like it's a bad thing to not have an emotional or social filter. I would describe it more as a kind of super-power, probably the next stage in evolution. Hopefully in a million years we'll be a race of autistic, artistic, atheistic hominids with the 'non-tards' slaving below ground to build our conservatories and shit. Look at all the people who make amazing films, music, art, buildings, people who obsess and focus on strange nonsense to the point of genius and creation, helping a thankfully-godless world to be a little more exciting and alive! Do you think many of them were ...'normal'?
Now, you're probably thinking, 'What about those people who really suffer? People that can't leave the house because they're obsessed with their spoons or somethin'?' Well, sadly, they're idiots, which sounds mean, yeah, but it's not unusual. If you got a sterile scientific brain then good for you! Go have an interesting life instead of joining the fucking xbox generation! We're not emotionally pre-programmed! We can hack our brain, think the way we want to think! Develop ourselves! Be glad you're a mad freak!