To understand your own response to new things, you first need to know a little about Homo sapiens's unique "neophilia"--an affinity for engaging with novelty and adapting to change that distinguishes us from all other species.
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Neophilia is in itself a new word. It was popularized around 1999 in techie and sci-fi subcultures to describe the trait of being enthralled by all things novel.
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