Madonna recently had a child, albeit not of the usual type. With Beeple (Mike Winkelmann) as her art partner, the two create a tree that sprouts from a robotic woman who looks remarkably like Madonna (in her younger days). What the computer-generated Madonna has that the real Madonna could not produce are tree buds that sprout from her vagina until they form a bush and then a large tree. this is mother of nature Inspiration was created at the same time as a file mother of evolution and the mother of technology by collaborators.
The last two “mothers” differ from Tree Birth in that the Evolution prototype shows articulated metal creatures spewing out of Madonna’s vagina (which may be unattractive to some) and, for evolution, butterflies. Butterflies were chosen for the latter because they go through a process of metamorphosis, an alternative to evolution.
What’s interesting in these cutting edge technology videos is what was sold for at an NFT auction in May 2022, now closed. Mother of Nature had a sales price of $346,405 while the other two earned significantly less. Mother of Technology had a sales price of $135,608 and The Mother of Evolution had a sales price of $146,816. Together, the three earned less than a million dollars.
The question that must be answered
The purchase price of NFTs deserves some examination from the point of view of the psychological appeal to buyers of the three different deliveries. Why were two of these works, similar to each other, and the third, sold at a completely different price? What was psychological Stimulate Which made one more attractive to the buyer than the other?
The psychological basis of selling price
The price discrepancy at the Madonna NFT auction with the Nature selling nearly three times what was sold in the other two offerings each indicates that interest was higher in the Nature edition than in the other two editions, and therefore sold for more. Perhaps this is due to the nature that evokes positive emotions or due to the fact that the origin of the tree suggests to some pornography. Whatever the case, many research papers have found that “sex sells,” and nature certainly seems to be supportive along those lines.
On the other hand, the technology, which distinguished itself from the common insect-like creatures, may have pissed off some and thus lowered the bid and final price that was paid for this NFT. This is consistent with studies demonstrating that exposure to harmful organisms such as the cockroach induces afraid And loathing at most.
The effect of excitement when making decisions
in my book, Inside the Collector’s Head: Neuropsychological Forces at PlayThe effect of arousal on decision-making. A study by Ariely and Loewenstein (2006) indicated that Sexual Arousal will influence judgment in sexually accused men. This made them more likely to choose options that they previously found less attractive (women’s shoes, for example). This indicates that the physical condition of the buyer can affect his psychological state.
Since 2006, this study has been expanded to examine positive arousal through images rather than sexual stimulation. This motivational scenario is akin to the Madonna-like images in the videos. The images for the study were rated as fun, high-excitability, and low-excitement. For more details, please see the paper (Galentino et al. 2017). The authors then asked participants to participate in a lottery with a potential 50% selection in either case. Despite this, those who belong to the high excitement group choose the more risky lotteries and take longer to trade. For the authors, this suggests that “a pleasant cue of excitement as part of the decision context shifts an individual’s preferences toward the risky economic option and away from the safer option.” One could imagine that nature acted as a nice, exciting cue to some potential buyers which increased the price they were willing to pay.
The effect of disgust when making decisions
Disgust can also influence purchasing decisions. It is interesting to note that Paul Ekman points out that disgust is one of the six basic emotions (sadness, happinessafraid, angersurprise and disgust).
If disgust with the product by the potential buyer is high, then the probability of purchase is lower. On the other hand, if disgust is minimal or nonexistent, a positive buying decision is likely. What is not mentioned here is that humans differ in their disgust tendencies, which affects Decision making like that. This individual sensitivity includes 1) latent worry or emotional distress 2) early environmental factors in which parents responded strongly to the aetiology, which was then imitated by the child who carried it into adulthood; Or 3) the level of disgust regulated by an intrusive parasitic environment to which the individual is exposed at the time of decision-making.
Sure, the creepy crawlers depicted in the tech video can disgust some potential buyers, contributing to the mum-of-three’s lowest purchase price.
Although I can guess that Beeple and Madonna were hoping for a higher selling price for the NFTs they created, the winnings were given to charities, so the money didn’t make much difference to them. However, they have learned from their experience for future projects, that selling sex (Madonna already knew that) and creepy creeps should be avoided.