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Audience Participation Friday

Happy New Year to everyone. I am resolved this year to ship GC4. What are your New Year's resolutions?

John Horgan this week ponders the question of free will in the context of modern neuroscience Free will is NOT an illusion, Free Will Free Fall, Einstein WRONG on Free Will.

Charles Stross explored some of these themes in Accelerando. Peter Watts explored others in Blindsight. Both authors posted the full text of their books online without DRM, at the links above.

What other fiction on the question of free will have you enjoyed?


I'm not sure it qualifies as fiction, but one of my favorite pieces of literature on the topic of free will is Raymond Smullyan's "Is God a Taoist?", an imaginary dialog between a mortal and God. A conscious being without free will is simply a metaphysical absurdity.

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