An example of something not a technology that people get addicted to.

Alcohol is not inherently bad - like say cyanide (or a bomb) might be considered bad because it's primary purpose causes death; it's the nature of people to use it badly. And principally - many people use alcohol (and videogames) without getting addicted to it, and lead a fully functional life while partaking in a bit of alcohol (or videogames).

An example of something not a technology that people get addicted to.

You have a very weird definition of "technology" if alcohol is not a technology.

Alcohol is not inherently bad

Only because (Western) humans have had several millennia to develop adaptations to it. Go to, say, an Indian (Native American) reservation to see what affect alcohol has on humans not adapted to it. It's not pretty.

many people use videogames without getting addicted

Wait until the market for videogame addictiveness saturates.

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Rational approach to finding life partners

by c_edwards 1 min read16th Aug 2015128 comments


Speaking from personal experience, finding the right relationship can be HARD. I recently came across a rational take on finding relationship partners, much of which really resonated with my experiences:


(I'm still working my way through the Sequences, and lw has more than eight thousand articles with "relationship" in them. I'm not promising the linked articles include unique information)