I'm not suggesting that gourmet food is a technologically applied superstimulus, I'm suggesting that cheap mass-produced food is a bit like one and that maybe its availability has enabled the flourishing of cuisine-as-quasi-artform.

This is not exactly what you asked for but I think it's still relevant -- it's not so very different from what Viliam suggested could conceivably happen with sexbots. Hence my first paragraph.

[EDITED to fix a ridiculous typo.]

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)