I thought the most interesting thing that Dan Gilbert mentioned is how humans simulate the future. In his explanation, he talked about how humans always make future predictive simulations using their past knowledge of the topic. The example he provides is beaches in Hawaii -- we simulate this using our past knowledge. However, humans often only focus on the extraordinary in their past, and thus future predictions are often incorrect. This was interesting as it opened my eyes to potential flaws in how we conduct our predictions.
Unasked question: I would love to learn more about the psychology of prediction and wanted to ask how this way of predicting things changes between countries. As someone who has lived in multiple countries worldwide, I have seen this science been conducted in numerous different ways. I also have seen countries that actively try to reduce their data thereby making prediction impossible, for example France collects zero race data whatsoever. I wanted to see if there were any significant psychological differences between countries and worldwide on prediction,