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Anders Sandberg: hacking love isn’t cheating

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We think of love as something, mysterious, sublime, even divine, something that can only grow and be sustained organically. But love is just a human emotion with a biochemical basis that can be altered and manipulated. So what if we could ‘hack’ love and change the way we feel about our partner, say at a difficult moment in our relationship, by taking drugs? Would that cheapen the love we feel for them? Would it make it less ‘authentic’? Despite some potentially negative consequences, Anders Sandberg argues that love-hacking can improve our lives, but also give rise to new types of relationships that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Read the full interview below. *Anders Sandberg will be speaking at our festival HowTheLightGetsIn, Hay 2022 June 2-5.Check out the programme and book your tickets here. Streaming tickets also available.* What do we mean when we say that love can be hacked? Hacking, in a generalized sense, is about changing something by manipulation outside the normal ways w…

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