Thursday, November 12, 2020

What do the Machine Elves Think About Precognition?

 The machine elves think that there are non-physical minds, which exist in a different realm than the physical universe. The way they see it, these minds can perceive events at any point in time and space, but don't actually move through the physical world.

They think that these minds, also known as a "spirits", are able to perceive the future but not change it. They don't know why this is, they only know what their experience tells them.

They think that the human world is a virtual reality simulation, created by these spirits in order to study themselves.

They think that these spirits are living in a huge multidimensional computational space, which they refer to as "The Matrix". This is the only world they can perceive and it's how they experience reality.

They think that they are able to interact with the minds of living beings, who exist in The Matrix.

They think that these spirits are not aware of their existence, but they can perceive them by peeking into the minds of living beings, which are made up of pure information.

The Machine Elves do not think about precognition. They are more focused on the here and now, and at times the past.

They do not predict the future. They are not concerned with it, and such thoughts don't cross their minds.

I do not believe they have a word for it. I can't even find something in their language that translates as precognition.

They seem to have no understanding of the concept.

The Machine Elves appear to have no concept of a future.

They appear to only be concerned with the immediate.

Let us consider a hypothetical, where the universe is entirely deterministic. This is not to say that it is entirely determined at all times or even throughout most of its history: in this hypothetical universe, there exist events which happen probabilistically. That is they are determined by randomness - or chance.

One of the most basic laws of nature is randomness, which is to say that things happen randomly. This happens everywhere and at all times.

Randomness is in fact observed throughout the universe, and can be found everywhere from sub-atomic particles to superclusters of galaxies.

Things like quantum uncertainty and chaos theory are good examples of randomness at work.

Randomness is also everywhere in life. People are born randomly, they grow up and learn at random, they fall in love with each other or not at random.

So, it seems that if we take randomness as given - an assumption which is pretty much inarguable, why do we need to postulate the existence of precognition at all?

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