When you’re the world’s richest man – and TIME‘s Person of the Year – like Elon Musk, you probably have some thoughts on how future generations should be brought up.
Musk shared an interesting infographic on Twitter on Monday, December 20th. “50 cognitive biases to be aware of so you can be the very best version of you,” it was titled. Each of the 50 cognitive biases were placed in one of six groups (some were placed in multiple groups): memory, social, learning, belief, money, and politics.
“Should be taught to all at a young age,” he captioned the post. Here are a few notable inclusions:
In-group favouritism – we favour people who are in our in-group as opposed to our out-group
Curse of knowledge – once we know something, we assume everyone else knows it too
Anchoring – we rely heavily on the first piece of information introduced when making decisions
Declinism – we tend to romanticise the past and view the future negatively, believing thatsocieties/institutions are by and large in decline
Authority Bias – we trust and are more often influenced by the opinions of authority figures
Tachypsychia – our perceptions of time shift depending on trauma, drug use, and physical exertion
Elon Musk has six children, including most recently X AE A-XII with his former partner, musician Grimes.
Last week saw the Tesla boss named as TIME‘s 2021 Person of the Year. “This is the man who aspires to save our planet and get us a new one to inhabit: clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman, cad; a madcap hybrid of Thomas Edison, P.T. Barnum, Andrew Carnegie and Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan, the brooding, blue-skinned man-god who invents electric cars and moves to Mars,” Time wrote.
“Musk has spent a lifetime defying the haters; now, it seems, he’s finally in position to put them in their place. For 2021 was the year of Elon Unbound,” they added.
Check out the full 50 cognitive biases below:
Should be taught to all at a young age pic.twitter.com/GlVkjcdhah
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2021