Brands Should Be Obsessed With the Future. So Why Aren’t They?

Why more marketers need to consider what is to come rather than the here and now

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Humans have a built-in flaw: They have difficulty imagining their “future selves.” A recent study from the University of California highlighted that, when participants were asked to imagine their future self, MRI scans showed the exact same synapses fire as when those same participants were asked to envisage German politician Angela Merkel.

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