31 Jul '16, 5am

Hackaday Prize Entry: You Have No Free Will

Hackaday Prize Entry: You Have No Free Will

The concept of free will is the perfect example of human arrogance ever conceived. If a gas molecule collides with another gas molecule, simple physics can determine the momentum of the first gas molecule, the kinetic energy imparted to the second gas molecule, and the resulting trajectories of both molecule. Chemical reactions are likewise easy to calculate. Scale a system up to something the size of a human brain, and you have a perfectly predictable system. It’s complex, yes, but predetermined since the beginning of time. You are without moral agency, or any independent thought of your own. You are merely a passive observer in a vast, cold, uncaring universe. You are cursed with the awareness of this fact. For his Hackaday Prize project, [Patrick Glover] is proving we don’t have free will . Will he win the Hackaday Prize? That’s up for the cold machinations of fate to d...

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Hackaday Prize Entry: You Have No Free Will

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