t Doesn’t matter if it’s illusion or real. It might as well exist because we can’t control it perfectly via external means. Maybe someday but for now, it’s better to consider free will and consciousness existing. If we don’t and the courts agree (which they’re starting to in Italy), we’re going to end up with a shit society saying, “Oh, not my fault. My consciousness is an illusion and it’s determined by [whatever]”.
Better to keep people responsible for now.
THIS is facing reality.