Thinking about the Future as Anticipated Memories


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With repercussions for academic disciplines new and old, Nobel Laureate and psychologist Daniel Kahneman points out that "we think of the future as anticipated memories." Such anticipation bears on personal satisfaction, particularly if those memories are uncomfortable, but a better understanding of how we think the future also has an important economic dimension that is being explored.

We all exercise choice.

And Kahneman asks, who chooses, our "remembering self" or our "experiencing self?" 

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