Survey of Psychology Blogs

23 10 2007

I read an article about how sign language developed before speech. how we didn’t have control over our vocal cords. but I read last week an article about how cavemen could talk. hah.
economic power of gossip.
Speech enabled humans to bond with lots of people while going about their hunting and gathering. Instead of spending hours untangling hair, they could bond with friendly conversation (“Your hair looks so unmatted today!”) or by picking apart someone else’s behavior (“Yeah, he was supposed to share the wildebeest, but I heard he kept both haunches”).
and I read an article about the correlation of religion and helping others. there is no relation according to their tests.
people with annual salaries are less likely than people paid hourly to work more hours for more money.
Will humans marry robots in 50 years?
“Men have purchased inflatable dolls as sex-toys for decades, and those toys are becoming increasingly realistic…’My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots,’ artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience. Levy recently completed his Ph.D. work on the subject of human-robot relationships, covering many of the privileges and practices that generally come with marriage as well as outside of it.
At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, ‘but once you have a story like “I had sex with a robot, and it was great!” appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I’d expect many people to jump on the bandwagon,’ Levy said.”

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