Overcoming Bias : Abstract/Distant Future Bias

All of these bring each other more to mind: here, now, me, us; trend-deviating likely real local events; concrete, context-dependent, unstructured, detailed, goal-irrelevant incidental features; feasible safe acts; secondary local concerns; socially close folks with unstable traits. 

Conversely, all these bring each other more to mind: there, then, them; trend-following unlikely hypothetical global events; abstract, schematic, context-freer, core, coarse, goal-related features; desirable risk-taking acts, central global symbolic concerns, confident predictions, polarized evaluations, socially distant people with stable traits. 

via overcomingbias.com

I’m trying to ingest this concept of near/far that Hanson is constantly referring to. I can’t help but feel as if, once I understand what he’s trying to say, I could explain it much better.

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