What Do We Mean When We Say, "I Don't Know The Future"?

A useful introduction to the philosophical problems about knowing the future. There are important questions about whether or not there is anything to know, what it would mean to say that you did or didn't know something about the future, and other questions as well. This article is a helpful historical survey of the development of thought about this set of problems.


Ymar Sakar said...

Newton was at the vanguard of human progress, pulling the rest of the human wretches along with him.

But Newton also got divine inspiration.

There is a limit to what humans can achieve with raw brain power. They generally need a boost, an enlightenment, from a higher quality of intelligence, whether that is natural, earned, or given.

There are also interesting theories online about the Mandella effect, D Wave's quantum computers. There is also my area, what I like to call thinking in parallax using multiple cores.

Ymar Sakar said...

What's important here isn't the philosophy, it is practical applications. I like pragmatism.

D wave's quantum computers are a physical working prototype, not a
"quantum mechanical theory" like FTL or worm hole/black hole time travel.

A simple exercise in application would be to apply this model to faith and healing through prayers. Why do humans need to purify themselves, rely on faith, and reject knowledge of the world for prayers to work?

This is why quantum physics is akin to magic and thus nearly heretical to modern classical physics. It is Willpower made real on this plane of existence. At least, the nearest explanation of such, just as chemistry explained gunpowder.