To realize is to realize, 1.2.2

So in theory, there is no free will, because the future is already fixed, by the physical laws.

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However, even if we knew the exact physical laws, it would be still logically impossible to get all the data of the present state of the whole universe, because it is logically impossible for any observer to observe itself, with 100% details, directly. For example, no camera can take a picture of itself directly.

So “in practice”, which is actually also “in principle”, there is free will, because logically, no one can predict, with 100% accuracy, your future actions.

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In one logical sense, the future is already fixed, so there is no free will. In another logical sense, the future is fixed, but no observer can know that “fixed future” with 100% accuracy, so there is free will.

As a result, whether you label your actions are due to “free-will” or “not-free-will” has no real consequence. In other words, whether there is free will or not has no meaningful difference.

The difference that makes no difference makes no difference.

So you can actually transcend the free will problem altogether. You can just ignore it and live your life.

Or, you can somehow capitalize on this freedom of labelling your (future) life as either fixed or free, depending which label is more beneficial for you in a particular situation.

For example, when you are highly under pressure, you know that everything is fixed by the physical laws, from god’s point of view. When you are highly above pressure, you know that you are partially responsible for creating your own reality, because the future is not fixed for any one observer, for there is no “god’s point of view”.

You have the flexibility to label it in one way or another.

— Me@2021-05-07 10:27:04 PM

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To realize is to realize, 1.2

For example, when you ask “how to be a polite person”, you become a polite person.

In other words, when you realize that you should be a polite person, that polite person is realized at that moment.

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The ultimate self-fulfilling prophecies:

1. free will or not

2. god or no god

3. afterlife or not

4. future spouse exists or not

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Why self-fulfilling?

1. free will or not

If we knew the exact physical laws and all the data of the present state of the universe, we would be able to predict, with 100% accuracy, the state of the universe at any future moment.

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In theory, the exact physical laws exist, whether we know them or not. Also, in theory, all the details of the present state of the universe exist, whether we know them or not.

So in theory, there is no free will, because the future is already fixed, by the physical laws.

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However, even if we knew the exact physical laws, it would be still logically impossible to get all the data of the present state of the whole universe, because it is logically impossible for any observer to observe itself directly. For example, no camera can take a picture of itself directly.

So “in practice”, which is actually “in theory”, there is free will, because logically, no one can predict, with 100% accuracy, your future actions.

— Me@2021-04-16 04:45:47 PM

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Being conscious

清醒

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What is the meaning of “a company exists”?

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A company exists when the people inside it cooperate.

They have a leader, getting the needed information by using the employees as sources.

If a company’s employees no longer cooperate or its leader can no longer get the information needed, that company no longer exists.

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What is the meaning of “being conscious”?

A brain is conscious if its different (hardware or software) parts cooperate by exchanging information.

— Me@2013-08-10 06:48 PM

— Me@2021-04-06 10:44 PM

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Story

A story means data with a context. A storyline is a linear and more understandable context.

— Me@2011.08.27

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魔法學堂

你不懂的「科學」,就為之「魔法」。你知原理和步驟的「魔法」,就為之「科學」。

讀書學習,就是化「魔法」成「科學」的過程。

在小說《哈利波特》中,魔法的原理和步驟,其實可以在魔法學校,學得到的。所以,那些所謂的「魔法」,其實是「科學」。

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(問:但其中的「魔法」,十分奇幻。那真的可以稱為「科學」嗎?)

那只是因為,《哈利波特》小說宇宙中的物理定律,和我們宇宙的,不同罷了。

— Me@2011.08.12

— Me@2021-03-19

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嶄新的世界 4

二百萬 3 | 如此仙子 1.5 | 鐵達尼極限 2.7 | 尋覓 1.10 | 已婚單身 1.6 | Singles 1.6

這段改編自 2010 年 10 月 14 日的對話。

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然後,我們回到「你倆其中一方,要去外國升學」的問題。這個如果發生在我身上,我不會覺得是問題;因為,如果是外星人的愛情,就不太需要一定在一起。反而,我最重視的是,關注對方的短期生活,過得快不快樂;和長期人生,過得有沒有意義。

如果你的「愛情」是純粹為了,追求「愛情的感覺」的話,那你所謂的愛情,就是只是自私的愛情。如果只是自私的愛情,即使不是一方外地升學,即使在一起,也不會維持得到。

所以,如果是真正長久愛情的話,就不會是自私的。真正永久愛情,就是「不需要愛情的愛情」,就是「不需要愛情感覺的愛情」。愛情的核心,並不是感覺,而是兩個心靈的獨有關係。

始於外在條件,而成於形上。

亦即是話,如果我的另一半,有大理想要追求的話,我一定會支持,甚至一同去追求。即使要的分隔(例如)四年,我也不會太介意。(如果是永久的分隔,則是另一個話題,暫且不談。)

那如何維繫感情呢?

首先,你要知道,何謂「感情」。

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「感情」者,「感受相同情境」也。

動物間,所能感受的相同情境,可能只有物理世界,即是日常生活。而精靈仙子間,所能感受和創造的相同情境,則不只有物理世界,亦不限於日常生活。只要你倆在分隔期間,持續有超時空搞作,感情方能維持,甚至加深。

例如,你倆可以共同研究,留學那科的學術題目。

又例如,你倆可以共同編寫一個網誌。

再例如,你倆共同經營一個網站。

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最好的共同情境,就是共同創作。「共同創作」就是,共同創造一個,嶄新的世界。

— Me@2021-02-27 08:40:29 AM

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Interest, 3

1. The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed

2. A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity

— Wiktionary

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If you have a lot of interests now, you will have a lot of interests.

興趣造就利息。

— Me@2021-03-03 05:23:49 PM

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利息

~ 休息時自生之利

~ 自動收入

— Me@2021-03-03 05:25:42 PM

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To realize is to realize, 1.1

realize

1. (transitive) To become aware of

2. (formal, transitive) To make real

— Wiktionary

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Sometimes, just realization itself is already a realization.

Realization has two meanings.

Sometimes, when you realize something, you realize that something at that very moment.

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察覺

~ 實現

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For example, when you ask “how to be a polite person”, you become a polite person.

In other words, when you realize that you should be a polite person, that polite person is realized at that moment.

— Me@2021-02-19 06:32:05 AM

— Me@2021-03-02 04:39:33 PM

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Deus ex machina 4

This [Hegel’s philosophy] illustrates an important truth, namely, that the worse your logic, the more interesting the consequences to which it gives rise.

― A History of Western Philosophy

― Bertrand Russell

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A good way to have an intellectual stimulation is to let go of a part of logic and see how the story evolves.

For example, when you let go of the time logic, you will get a time travel story.

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let go of a part of logic

~ perturb the reality

~ be thought provocative

~ follow a new set of rules/physical laws

~ 迷魂

— Me@2016-01-29 8:47 AM

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We need to distinguish between real philosophical insights and bewitchments.

— Me@2016-02-02 04:29:34 PM

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… because both can give you the same feeling of thought-provocative-ness.

— Me@2021-02-27 08:55:27 PM

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機遇創生論 1.6.3

一萬個小時 2 | 十年 3

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任何一門通用知識,起點都是「學海無涯,唯勤是岸」,終點都是「學海無涯,回頭是岸」。

「通用知識」的意思是,每人日常也需要知道的東西,例如,健康、財政、人際、時間管理等。

As we get older, generic reading becomes less and less useful. We then gain new knowledge mostly by personal life experience and directed reading.

— paraphrasing John T. Reed

那是指一般「通用知識」。

directed reading ~ research

至於「專業知識」,即是「技術細節」,結構和「通用知識」雖有相似之處,但不大一樣。

任何一門專業知識,由初學至成熟,則要大概十年的刻意用功。

這裡「成熟」的意思是「可用」;而「可用」的意思是「可以用來維生」。亦即是話,任何一門專業知識,由初學至可以用來作,長久穩定的賺錢工具,需要大概一萬個小時的有意識磨煉。

這裡的「十年」或「一萬個小時」,並不是精細的估計,而是數量級估計。換句話說,可以是七年、十二年,但絕不會是一年。

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這就是「專業知識」和「通用知識」結構相似的地方——都是由最初的「學海無涯,唯勤是岸」,發展到「學海無涯,回頭是岸」。

而結構不相似的地方就是,對於「專業知識」而言,由「唯勤是岸」到「回頭是岸」的過程,需要長很多的時間(十年一萬小時)。二來,對於「專業知識」而言,「回頭是岸」(純熟到可以用來維生)只是里程碑而已,而不是終點。

— Me@2020-08-11 03:09:13 PM

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Superpower

Impossible self, 2 | 電腦輪迴觀 4.2

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ability 能力

~ you can access your own time to do things

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power 權力

~ weighted ability

~ amplified ability

~ super ability

~ 超過一人之力

~ you can access also our people’s time to do things

— Me@2020-04-17 09:00:44 PM

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Freedom is being able to make decisions that affect mainly you; power is being able to make decisions that affect others more than you. If we confuse power with freedom, we will fail to uphold real freedom.

— Freedom or Power?

— Bradley M. Kuhn and Richard M. Stallman

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So the term “superpower” is actually redundant, because “power” already means “super-ability”, the ability to access more than one person’s time.

— Me@2020-04-18 07:41:36 PM

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In daily life, “power” is often used as a synonym of “ability”. In this sense, “superpower” is the ability to access more than one person’s time.

In this context, with our people’s agreement, other people are your superpower. Also, you are our people’s superpower.

— Me@2020-04-18 03:58:32 PM

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Two dimensional time 5.2.2

time direction ~ direction of change

multiple time directions ~ multiple directions of change

— Me@2019-12-22 04:38:47 PM

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the first dimension of time ~ direction of change

the second dimension of time ~ direction of change of changes

— Me@2019-12-22 04:46:47 PM

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