Determinism vs. Free Will

Philosophical geekery. No quantum mechanics.

Liquids flow always downhill.
Physics prohibits free will.
But with complex machines
Like computers or genes,
There might be some wiggle room still…

  • the dice-rolling machine
  • “Any sufficiently complex system is indistinguishable from randomness.” -Paul Lagasse
  • The Sims
  • the butterfly effect
  • the meaning of life
  • How would you live your life differently if you knew your “free will” was fake?
  • Heisenbugs
  • software as ecosystem
  • programmer becomes trainer, minder, friend, lover
  • AI

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