RE: Free Will not an illusion..

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Dec 27 2005 - 11:15:05 MST

At 11:26 AM 12/27/2005 -0600, I quoted:

>Dr. Zeilinger suggested that reality and information are, in a deep sense,
>indistinguishable... but one bit, he says, is not enough to specify both
>the spin and the trajectory of a particle. So one quality remains unknown,
>irreducibly random.
>As a result of the finiteness of information, he explained, the universe
>is fundamentally unpredictable.

I should have added at once that I don't think this has anything much to do
with the sense that we can make genuine choices ("free will"). But it does
suggest something very strange about the universe we live in as infovores
and infofactors.

Damien Broderick

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