Tagged With behavioral science

It's very easy to look at an animal mimicking a human-like behaviour and think, "Wow! That animal is doing a human thing! It looks so cute and happy." (Because humans are so cute and happy, right?) That is almost never the case. If an animal looks weird, it probably is weird - and not in a good way.

Researchers at Queen Mary University in London peered into the beady square pupil eyes of a goat and asked the single worst question one can ask about a goat: "Could this thing be more like a dog?"

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.