Quantifying the advantage of looking forward
Published: April, 2012
Investigator(s): Other Investigator(s)
Journal: Scientific Reports
Researcher(s): Preis, T., Moat, H. S., Stanley, H. E., & Bishop, S. R.
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.
JTF grant funded: No