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Sci Rep. 2012;2:350. doi: 10.1038/srep00350. Epub 2012 Apr 5.

Quantifying the advantage of looking forward.

Abstract

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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