Here’s a little thought experiment about free will. Let’s say that there exists a technology which will allow us to completely control another person’s neurology. What if two people use this technology to control each other? If one person started before the other, then they could effectively ‘disarm’ the others control over them preemptively, but what if they both began at the exact same time? Would one ‘win’ control over the other somehow? Would either of them even be able to try to win? How would they know if they were controlling the other or being controlled to think they are controlling the other?
I think that what might happen is that where their wills conflict they cancel each other out, and where they overlap they would be amplified. The result is that the two people would become conjoined as a single organism. That might be exactly how neurons hash it out in the brain, molecules do it in a cell, atoms do it in a molecule. Add ‘If you can’t beat em, join em’ to the list of sensorimotive primitives, along with flux and flow, and perspective relationships. All experience is a manifestation of perspective. What we see is neither solipsistic simulation nor direct observation but rather the direct and actual experience of what we can make sense of from the perspective of what we are and how we participate in that relation. Our perception is the net overlap of all of the sense experience of our subordinate and supervening perspectives - whatever contentions and contradictions are resolved by joining them. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.