There is no doubt that we are heading into the Age of Aquarius. Estimates for the new age range from sometime between 2060 (Dane Rudhyar) and 2800 (Rob Hand), but a 2160 year cycle does not happen overnight. There is a transition phase and I personally believe that we are in that phase.
I have written a great deal about autism in these pages, and it is my feeling that the wide spread of children born in the autism spectrum is a signal that as humans we are mutating to adapt to the new energy of the new age.
Aquarius is the sign of technology and transpersonal detachment, so it is not surprising to see that there is a trend towards robotics in therapy for autism:
[T]here is increasing evidence that kids with autism respond more naturally to machines than they do to people. Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, the director of the Autism Research Center at the University of Cambridge in England, along with other autism experts, believes that robots, computers and electronic gadgets may be appealing because they are predictable, unlike people. You can pretty much guess what a computer is going to do next about 90 percent of the time, but human interactions obey very few entirely predictable laws. And this, Baron-Cohen explains, is difficult for children with autism. “They find unlawful situations toxic,” he says. “They can’t cope. So they turn away from people and turn to the world of objects.”
This is a distinctly Aquarian idea that disconnects intelligence from emotion and feelings, and a suggestion for what the coming age might bring. In fact, many have written about a “technological singularity” in which there will be no distinction between humans and machines. We are already seeing a hint of this in the Google Glass phenomenon, where the computer is connected to your very vision.
It’s a brave new world, folks.
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