Comment by fusillijerry89 on The value of Now. · 2013-02-10T20:59:38.526Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

In a similar experiment, you can have $100 now or $150 in 2 months. Most people take the $100 now.

In another version, you can have $100 in 10 months, or $150 in 12 months. Most people think "well I will have already waited 10 months, I might as well wait just 2 more months." Mostly everyone picks waiting 12 months for the $150. After 10 months pass you ask the people again, "Do you want to just give up and take the $100 now, or wait just two more months and get the full $150?" Most will take the $100.

People weigh things differently when the "power of now" is removed from the equation.

Comment by fusillijerry89 on Young Americans believe they have the best health in the world... · 2013-02-10T20:54:34.648Z · score: -1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Title should be "Young Americans believe they have the best everything in the world..."