[ExI] Free will was: Everett worlds

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Tue Aug 25 18:09:33 UTC 2020

On 2020-8-17 08:54, SR Ballard via extropy-chat wrote:
> If free will is real and you think it is not, you can and will excuse
> all manner of immorality, sloth, and cruelty because they couldn’t be
> avoided. You probably put murderers in jail, but it’s kind of stupid
> because from your perspective they never decided to kill anyone.
> Killing someone was something they would be completely unable to
> prevent.

Seems to me, even without free will, your actions can be influenced by 
your prediction of consequences; and therefore it still promotes 
happiness to reinforce some behaviors and discourage others.

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