technology stimulus examples:

  • Video Games
  • Facebook
  • Microwaves (There was a fear that microwaves would destroy the nature of decency of food culture, I for one use both an oven and a microwave and a stove for different purposes)
  • fast food
  • TV to newspapers
  • Computers to TV
  • Texting to writing a letter

In all of these cases, technology has found its place among the various options to fulfilling the need. Yes some people get addicted to videogames; but people also get addicted to alcohol.

Yes some people get addicted to videogames; but people also get addicted to alcohol.

So? Alcohol is (or was) also a superstimulus. It's just that some human populations have been exposed to it long enough to become adapted to it. Specifically adapting to it by finding it less stimulating.

Rational approach to finding life partners

by c_edwards 1 min read16th Aug 2015128 comments

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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:

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner-part-2.html

 

(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)