- Mar 29, 2010
- Androgyne; they/them
- Basic Beliefs
- Natural Philosophy, Game Theoretic Ethicist
This is yet again people confusing "wanting things to be different" and "wanting to things to become some specific thing".In a deterministic universe, the outcome is inevitable.
If it is inevitable, there is zero chance it could be any different.
If there is zero chance it could be any different, I am not making a free choice. I limited to exactly one thing - whatever the inevitable outcome is. I can not be making a free choice if there is only one outcome.
Your inability to understand how and why you participate in the development of what will be singular future and why that still matters is a "you" problem.
Why do you want the future to be different? You don't even know what it is, and have plenty of decisions as to what it will be.
"Changing the future" "making an impact", "making a difference" is all figurative language.
Really, it is discussing making decisions in the future that are different from the ones you made in the past. This is not changing or actually making the future any different. It is the process by which YOU change in one moment to the next into who you will be. It means being different in the future than you are now, and impressing people with the extent of that difference, not of some exact time from itself in that same exact time, but of the kind of changes we all accept and recognize happen as a product of cause and effect.
As such, it isn't about choosing a different future, but about the processes which calculate, imperfectly, "could", until it is calculated on well enough to determine which, of "could", "shall". This isn't changing the future, this is just the process on which it singularly becomes itself.