Are you Past, Present, or Future Oriented?

Another brilliant video by the folks at Cognitive Media, this time illustrating a talk by Professor Philip Zimbardo who is exploring how different people, countries, and cultures live and think on different time scales.

I have to admit, while I was engrossed in the content of the talk I also noticed that I was unconsciously tapping my foot because I knew I had “real” work to be doing. As someone who architects IT resources for education, understanding this material is integral to the success of the solutions we build and deliver, and yet somehow just watching a 10 minute video felt like I wasn’t working on that pile of stuff I have on my to-do plate. I wonder if I’m a bit too future oriented.

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