Quantifying the advantage of looking forward
Moat, Helen Susannah
Stanley, H. Eugene
Bishop, Steven R.
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Citation (published version)Tobias Preis, Helen Susannah Moat, H Eugene Stanley, Steven R Bishop. 2012. "Quantifying the Advantage of Looking Forward." SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Volume 2. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep00350
We introduce a future orientation index to quantify the degree to which Internet users worldwide seek more information about years in the future than years in the past. We analyse Google logs and find a striking correlation between the country's GDP and the predisposition of its inhabitants to look forward.
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