Skip navigation.

Does Talking About The Future Make It Less Likely?

A manuscript has been floating around the interweb which describes an experimental test of the hypothesis that languages which grammatically distinguish between present and future events (what linguists call strong future-tense reference languages) lead their speakers to take fewer future-oriented actions. 

 

SIGNALS: Language, Retail, FabFutures, AltEnergy, TV, Water, TechTYF, Medicine, Noble Gases, Collaborative Consumption

SIGNALS: Space, Alt Energy, Power Struggle, Fabrication Future, Extended Self, Retail, Language

  • Japanese Space Agency to Use Fishing Nets to Scoop Up Space Junk (Source
  • China: Number 1 in Thermal, Solar, Nuclear, Wind and Hydro Power (Source
  • Washington State Looking to Impose $100 Tax on EV Owners to Help with Lost Gas Revenue (

new friends for China, new U.S.-Sino p2p cooperation

A new kind of American is beginning to engage with China.

Syndicate content