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Can we control our future?

Share your thoughts regarding whether we control our future or not.

If your answer is absolutely yes then let me give you a set back.

It's hard to explain but let's see what happens. Albert Einstein as opposed to Werner Heisenberg claimed that universe is predictable. If this is true then future is predictable given we have all the means to process all the information of the current events.

Now, what you are thinking and doing right now is a result of the thoughts that you've been thinking and things that you have been doing in the past. Similarly, your future is dependent on what you do or think now. This implies we are not free and can't change our fate.

For example, let's roll a dice. If you think closely, you will find that the outcome of the dice is predictable. It depends on how you throw the dice, what's the air resistance, wind speed, etc. Therefore, its already decided what will the dice show when you roll it.

The point here I am trying to make is that if this universe is predictable and it highly seems to be, nothing lies in our hands.

This is my opinion or thesis or whatever it is called. Share yours too!

(And yes, the above image has nothing to do with this discussion. Take a look by the way.)

Note by Lokesh Sharma
3 years, 10 months ago

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@Lokesh Sharma:

  • What do you think it would take for you to be able to predict the outcome of your dice events?
  • What would be necessary to predict the outcome of the global weather system?
  • Can you tell me the position of particles without changing their speeds?

If we can turn this hunch into something real, we can make a lot of money together on Wall Street.

Josh Silverman Staff - 3 years, 10 months ago

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