Procrastination down to Nth decimal place


Academics invent a mathematical equation for why people procrastinate

The equation is U = EV/ID

The ‘U’ stands for utility, or the desire to complete a given task. It is equal to the product of E, the expectation of success, and V the value of completion, divided by the product of I, the immediacy of the task, and D, the personal sensitivity to delay.

Uh-huh, how much time did these guys have on their hands anyway? I’ll bet this story will be on the short list for next year’s Ignoble Awards

Photo credit: shootingstarr(is a blur)

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