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The main function of System 1 is to maintain and update a model of your personal world, which represents what is normal in it.
Consider driving your car from home to work on a quiet road.
You understand the tasks involved, such as using your car's indicators, accelerating, decelerating and so on, but breaking down exactly what you did to reach the office safely, step-by-step is difficult. Driving your car along a familiar route is intuitive.
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The purpose of this system is to focus your attention on a particular task by using expert knowledge and applying a conscious mental effort.
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Our society is built on the premise that human beings are more or less rational. We trust that our leaders, judges, scientists, and other experts are making fair and unbiased decisions, and that we ourselves are seeing the world as it is and making the best choices we can.
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